THE EFFECTIVENESS OF WEB-BASED AUDIO-VISUAL MEDIA APPLICATIONS IN MONITORING CHILDREN’S GROWTH TO PREVENT STUNTING
Keywords:Stunting; Web-Based Media; Health Education
In this study, we explore comparing mothers’ knowledge of health education conducted through web-based audio-visual media between the intervention group and the control group who only read books on maternal and child health. This study employed criteria for the respondents: mothers who have toddlers, both in the control and treatment groups. The respondents were asked to fill out a questionnaire ( post-test). Meanwhile, for the control group, after the pre-test, the respondents read a book on maternal and child health for 10 minutes, then continued filling out the questionnaire (post-test). Health education through web applications is more effective with statistical values, 60 for pre-test scores and 80 for post-test scores (p = 0.000), while the score of education which is only by reading books from the control group, shows the same score for both pre and post-test score, 70 (p = 0.960). Health education through web-based applications consisting of videos about the growth and development of toddlers and stunting can increase mother’s knowledge about monitoring the growth and development of toddlers and is expected to prevent stunting
Ciptanurani, C., & Chen, H. J. (2021). Household structure and concurrent stunting and overweight among young children in Indonesia. Public Health Nutrition, 24(9), 2629-2639. doi:10.1017/S1368980021001385
De Onis, M., & Branca, F. (2016). Childhood stunting: a global perspective. Maternal & child nutrition, 12, 12-26.
Emamian, M. H., Fateh, M., Gorgani, N., & Fotouhi, A. (2014). Mother's education is the most important factor in socio-economic inequality of child stunting in Iran. Public Health Nutrition, 17(9), 2010-2015.
Gao, X., Wu, Y., Zhang, Y., Zhang, N., Tang, J., Qiu, J., . . . Du, Y. (2012). Effectiveness of school-based education on HIV/AIDS knowledge, attitude, and behavior among secondary school students in Wuhan, China.
Güllü, A., & Güllü, E. (2019). The Effect of Audiovisual Education on Physical Activity Tendencies in Secondary School Children. International Education Studies, 12(3), 81-89.
Hjern, A., Bergström, M., Kjaer Urhoj, S., & Nybo Andersen, A. M. (2021). Early childhood social determinants and family relationships predict parental separation and living arrangements thereafter. Acta Paediatrica, 110(1), 247-254.
Laaser, W., & Toloza, E. A. (2017). The changing role of the educational video in higher distance education. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 18(2).
M'Kaibi, F. K., Steyn, N. P., Ochola, S. A., & Du Plessis, L. (2017). The relationship between agricultural biodiversity, dietary diversity, household food security, and stunting of children in rural Kenya. Food science & nutrition, 5(2), 243-254.
Manno, F. A. M., Lively, M. B., Manno, S. H. C., Cheng, S. H., & Lau, C. (2018). Health risk communication message comprehension is influenced by image inclusion. Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine, 41(4), 157-165. doi:10.1080/17453054.2018.1480321
Moreno-Ger, P., Torrente, J., Bustamante, J., Fernández-Galaz, C., Fernández-Manjón, B., & Comas-Rengifo, M. D. (2010). Application of a low-cost web-based simulation to improve students’ practical skills in medical education. International journal of medical informatics, 79(6), 459-467.
Moslehpour, M. (1995). Metacognition and problem-solving of college students in technology, engineering, mathematics and humanities: University of Missouri-Columbia.
Mutiarasari, D., Miranti, M., Fitriana, Y., Pakaya, D., Sari, P., Bohari, B., . . . Hadju, V. (2021). A determinant analysis of stunting prevalence on under 5-year-old children to establish stunting management policy. Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences, 9, 79-84. doi:10.3889/oamjms.2021.5622
Naderer, B., Binder, A., Matthes, J., Spielvogel, I., & Forrai, M. J. P. o. (2020). Food as an eye‐catcher. An eye‐tracking study on Children's attention to healthy and unhealthy food presentations as well as non‐edible objects in audiovisual media. 15(3), e12591.
Nguyen, T. H., Lin, K.-H., Rahman, F. F., Ou, J.-P., & Wong, W.-K. (2020). Study of depression, anxiety, and social media addiction among undergraduate students. Journal of Management Information and Decision Sciences, 23(4).
Nshimyiryo, A., Hedt-Gauthier, B., Mutaganzwa, C., Kirk, C. M., Beck, K., Ndayisaba, A., . . . El-Khatib, Z. (2019). Risk factors for stunting among children under five years: a cross-sectional population-based study in Rwanda using the 2015 Demographic and Health Survey. BMC public health, 19(1), 1-10.
Perumal, N., Bassani, D. G., & Roth, D. E. (2018). Use and misuse of stunting as a measure of child health. The Journal of nutrition, 148(3), 311-315.
Pourkhani, A., Abdipour, K., Baher, B., & Moslehpour, M. (2019). The impact of social media in business growth and performance: A scientometrics analysis. International Journal of Data and Network Science, 3(3), 223-244.
Prendergast, A. J., & Humphrey, J. H. (2014). The stunting syndrome in developing countries. Paediatrics and international child health, 34(4), 250-265.
Putri, A. P., & Rong, J.-R. (2021). Parenting functioning in stunting management: A concept analysis. Journal of Public Health Research, 10(2).
Rahman, F. F., Noorbaya, S., Haris, F., & Johan, H. (2020, 2020). Health communication model based on character education to improve university student achievement in midwifery.
Saudi, L., Nurhaeni, N., & Hayati, H. (2020). The Effectiveness of Health Education using Mobile Phone-based Audiovisual on Knowledge and Attitude among Mother in Treating Toddler with Pneumonia. International Journal of Nursing and Health Services (IJNHS), 3(2), 305-315.
Setiakarnawijaya, Y., Safadilla, E., Rahmadani, E. A., Robianto, A., & Fachrezzy, F. (2021). Android-based physical fitness software guidance. Journal of Physical Education and Sport, 21, 2313-2319. doi:10.7752/jpes.2021.s4295
Ulfa, M., Tahir, A. M., Mallongi, A., & Rachmat, M. (2020). Effect of education media on improvement visual acetate acid inspection at Sudiang community health center. Enfermeria clinica, 30, 439-443.
Vander Wyst, K. B., Vercelli, M. E., O’Brien, K. O., Cooper, E. M., Pressman, E. K., & Whisner, C. M. (2019). A social media intervention to improve nutrition knowledge and behaviors of low income, pregnant adolescents and adult women. PloS one, 14(10), e0223120.
West, J., Syafiq, A., Crookston, B., Bennett, C., Hasan, M. R., Dearden, K., . . . Torres, S. (2018). Stunting-related knowledge: exploring sources of and factors associated with accessing stunting-related knowledge among mothers in rural Indonesia. Health, 10(09), 1250.
World Health, O. (2017). Global targets 2025 to improve maternal, infant and young children nutrition. Retrieved from
Yang, B., Huang, X., Liu, Q., Tang, S., Story, M., Chen, Y., & Zhou, M. (2020). Child nutrition trends over the past two decades and challenges for achieving nutrition SDGs and national targets in China. International journal of environmental research and public health, 17(4), 1129.
How to Cite
Copyright (c) 2021 Advances in Decision Sciences
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.