The Effect of Compliance with Iron Tablet Consumption on Hemoglobin Level among Pregnant Women: A Systematic Review


Utami Lisma Septadara, Anjarwati, Herlin Fitriani Kurniawati

 

Universitas Aisyiyah Yogyakarta

 

ABSTRACT 

Background: The second highest cause of death among pregnant women in Asia is anemia. Even mild anemia and moderate anemia increase the risk of death in pregnant women. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that half of the cases are caused by iron deficiency. This study aimed to systematically review the effect of compliance with iron tablet consumption on hemoglobin level among pregnant women.

Subjects and Method: A systematic review conducted by searching articles from 2008 to 2018, from PubMed database. The keywords were ―pregnancy anemia, ―maternal anemia, ―therapy nutrition, ―treatment nutrition, and ―Fe. The articles were reviewed using PRISMA flow diagram.

Results: Compliance with Fe tablet consumption improved its effectiveness in increasing hemoglobin level among pregnant women with anemia. Compliance with Fe tablet consumption was measured by the accuracy of the amount of Fe tablets consumed and the frequency of tablets per day.

Conclusion: Compliance with Fe tablet consumption improves its effectiveness in increasing hemoglobin level among pregnant women with anemia.

Keywords: anemia, hemoglobin, Fe tablet, pregnant woman

Correspondence: Utami Lisma Septadara. Universitas Aisyiyah Yogyakarta. Jl. Siliwangi (Ring Road West) No. 63 Mlangi, Nogotirto, Gamping, Sleman, Yogyakarta, 55292. Email: Utamilismabip@gmail.com. Mobile: 085758284332.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/the6thicph.03.39

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