THE EFFECTIVENESS OF BABY MASSAGE AGAINST APPETITE IN TODDLER NUTRITION LESS 1-3 YEARS OF AGE IN WORK AREAS THE HEALTH GROUNDS SIDOARJO
Keywords:Baby Massage, Appetite, Malnutrition
A decrease appetite can result in unintentional weight loss. This may cause children suffering of malnutrition. The neglect of this conditions will develop malnutrition even worst. One of touch therapy or massage can increase the baby's appetite is baby massage that done regularly, good, and correct technique. The purpose of this study to find out the effectiveness of baby massage to the appetite of malnutrition baby age 1-3 years old in posyandu balita Taman sidoarjo. This study use Pre-Experiment design with One-group pre-post test approach with population of all mothers and her baby who have problem of appetite age 1-3 years, with amount 14 pairs of respondents. Samples were taken by Non probability sampling with Total sampling technique. Questionnaire is an instrument in this study. After data collecting, then it is processed by editing, coding, processing, cleaning, and tabulating. Data were analyzed statistically by SPSS-Version 21 with Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test with α= 0,05. Study results obtained, group of pre experiments got category of low appetite and post experiments got category of sufficient appetite. With ρ value = 0.005 value α= 0.05 means ρ <α then H0 is rejected H1 accepted. Baby massage effective to increase the appetite of malnutrition baby under five. It is expected that mothers routinely perform baby massage (baby massage) every day with a one-time frequency to increase appetite and nutritional status of children.