Effect of Hypnoparenting on Nutritional Status in Preschool Age Children at Al-Fathir Kindergarten, Tangerang, Banten


Diani Maryani, Liza Anggraeni

 

Akademi Kebidanan Karya Bunda Husada

 

ABSTRACT

 

Background: Malnutrition is estimated to account for more than one third of all child deaths, although it is rarely listed as a direct cause. Hypnoparenting is an attempt by parents to bring their children into the subconscious. This study aimed to determine the effect of hypnoparenting on nutritional status in preschool age children at Al-Fathir kindergarten, Tangerang, Banten.

Subjects and Method: This was a quasi-experiment with a non-randomized pretest posttest design was conducted at Al-Fathir Kindergarten, Tangerang City, Banten Province from April to August 2020. A sample of 36 selected by purposive sampling. This study was divided into 2 groups: (1) 18 respondents were given hypnoparenting treatment and for the second group; and (2) 18 respondents were not given hypnoparenting. The dependent variable was nutritional. The independent was hypnoparenting. The data were analyzed by non-parametric tests.

Results: There was a significant difference between nutritional status before hypnoparenting (p= 0.293) and nutritional status after hypnoparenting (p= 0.406) but there was no effect between changes in nutritional status made in the intervention group (Mean= 16.25; SD= 2.46; p= 0.222) and the control group (Mean= 16.18; SD= 3.88; p= 0.150).

Conclusion: Hypnoparenting has effect in nutritional status of preschool age children, but it is statistically non-significant. Next, researchers will conduct further research on overcoming problems in children, especially nutritional problems, and the parents/guardians of students to be more effective in doing hypnoparenting to be maximized.

Keyword: BMI, age, pre-school, hypnoparenting

Correspondence: Diani Maryani, Academy of Midwifery Karya Bunda Husada, Tangerang, Banten. E-mail: dhianeyrs@gmail.com. Mobile: 081381234008

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/the7thicph-FP.02.23

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