Jurnal Keperawatan Terpadu (Integrated Nursing Journal)
Vol 4, No 1 (2022): April

The Baby Watch Book Improve Mothers' Knowledge About Infant Development

Baiq Eka Putri Saudia (Poltekkes Kemenkes Mataram)
Widya Safitarini (Jurusan Kebidanan Poltekkes Kemenkes Mataram)
Mira Utami Ningsih (Jurusan Keperawatan Poltekkes Kemenkes Mataram)
Muhammad Hasbi (Poltekkes Mataram)

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Publish Date
03 Apr 2022


The growth and development of children in Indonesia still needs serious attention. The rate of growth and development delays is still quite high. Providing health education by health workers is an effective way to deliver valid, updated and evidence-based information. The baby watch book can be used as an educational tool for the baby's mother, specifically designed to increase the knowledge and skills of the parents. This study was a pre-experiment study with a one-group pretest-posttest design. The sample was 30 mothers of infants at the Karang Taliwang Health Center. Data analysis used was the Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test. The results show that the majority of respondents were aged 20–35 years (80%), graduated from senior high school education (43.3%), working as a housewife (86.7%), and their main sources of information was health workers (23.3%). Before the intervention, most of the respondent has poor knowledge (50%). After given the intervention, there was an increase in their knowledge; there were 97% respondent have a good knowledge. Wilcoxon sign ranked test showed p-value 0.000 (p<0.05). This means that there was a significant effect of health education using baby watch book on mothers' knowledge about the development of babies aged 3 to 6 months.

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JKT (Jurnal Keperawatan Terpadu) is a national journal of the nursing department poltekkes kemenkes mataram with issn 2406-9698 which discusses about education, research and community service based on knowledge in the field of nursing scope of various departments of ...