DP 18 - NUTRITIONAL COMICS INCREASE KNOWLEDGE AND NUTRITIONAL INTAKE OF ADOLESCENTS LIVING IN ISLAMIC BOARDING SCHOOLS. Annasari Mustafa

Sugeng Iwan.1, Carissa Cerdasari.1, Rani Nurmayanti.1, Muchtaruddin Mansur.2

 

1 Health Polytechnic of Malang

2 SEAMEO-Recfon

 

Objective

This study aims to determine the effect of education with nutrition comic media on the knowledge, attitudes, and nutritional consumption levels of 84 adolescent girls who suffer from anemia.

 

Methodology

The research method has used a pre-experimental one group pre-test post-test design. Education was given for 4 months on topics related to anemia, healthy snacks and a balanced diet to prevent anemia. The level of knowledge and attitudes of young women were collected by filling out a questionnaire. Consumption data were obtained by using the recall method of 24 hour food recalls and 6 days of food records, then analyzed using the Nutrisurvey program. The effectiveness of nutrition comic education on the level of knowledge, attitudes, and nutritional intake of respondents was analyzed using the Wilcoxon test. The effectiveness of nutrition comic’s education on changes in consumption levels was analyzed using a paired t-test.

 

Results & Discussion

The results showed that education using nutrition comics had a significant effect on the level of knowledge (p = 0.000) and attitudes (p = 0.004) of the students. The level of consumption of energy, protein, carbohydrates, calcium, vitamin C and vitamin A of the boarding school students after education has increased significantly compared to before education (P <0.005).

 

Conclusion

The conclusion of this study is that education with nutrition comic media has a significant effect on the level of knowledge, attitudes and levels of nutritional consumption of adolescent girls at the Islamic boarding school.