The Influence of Health Education on Mother’s Knowledge and Attitude toward Toddler’s Stimulation Development in Anutapura Hospital Palu 2015

Andi Fatmawati Syamsu, Irsanty Collein, Aminuddin .


The development of child could come to 80% at the age of 3 if development stimulation is done regularly. A mother is the best to carry out the child stimulation development. For this reason, the mother’s knowledge needs upgrading through health education. This research was aimed to explore the influence of health education on mother’s knowledge and attitude toward children stimulation development in toddler at Anutapura Hospital Palu. The reseacrh method was quasy eksperimental with pretest-posttest non-equivalent control group design. Consecutive sampling was applied in this study. A sampling of 17 mother’s as an intervention group (health education) and 17 mother a control group. The result were show the different between knowledge, and attitude before and after health education to the intervention group. Different between knowledge and attitude intervention group and control group to stimulate toddler. Sugestion to the pediatric nurse provide health education to the parents how to stimulate growth and development in toddler and collaboration with stake holder.

Keywords: Health education, knowledge, attitude, toddler, stimulate growth and development , mother


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