Jurnal Kesehatan

Posted by Administrator on 29-01-2013, Author : Devi Azriani on 22-05-2012

By : Devi Azriani


Exclusive breastfeeding is one form of health behaviors that provide great benefits for mothers, babies and the state, however , the level of the grant of exclusive breast-fed in indonesia is still low i.e. 32 %. The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between age, education, employment, parity, maternal attitude and husband’s support, and provide methods for calculating these variables. Established scoring method is expected to assess the success of exclusive breastfeeding.
Type of research is a cross sectional study. Study sample were 156 breastfeeding mothers who are in Bekasi, using cluster random sampling technique for the district, while for village, integrited public health, and respondents with simple random sampling. The variable age, education, employment and parity were taken over by means of a questionnaire, and the variable attitude and the husband’s  support  was measured with the scale of 1-5 likert. Data analysis using Chi Square test. Scoring was determined by the ratio of the prevalence of each variable and then assessment using a Receiver Operating Characteristic Curve. Scoring was tested again by using chi square, and find the value of sensitivity and accuracy of the method of assessment forms.
The study found a significant relationship between employment, attitude and husbands support with the behavior of exclusive breastfeeding (p value < 0,05). Age, education and parity are not associated with the behavior of exclusive breastfeeding.The most dominant variable contributing to the behavior of exclusive breastfeeding is husband’s support (RP 5,38). Scoring methods that are formed from the variables age, education, employment, parity, attitudes, mother and support from her husband has a value of 79.5% accuracy with a sensitivity of 79% and area under the curve (AUC) 87.7%.
 Scoring method which is formed has a value of good accuracy and sensitivity so that it can be used to assess the success of exclusive breastfeeding.  Needs further research the success rate established scoring method with a better design.

Keywords: Age, Education, Employment, Exclusive Breastfeeding, Husband’s Support, Mother Attitude, Parity, Scoring Method,

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