I Putu Suiraoka
Anak Agung Ngurah Kusumajaya


Background: Anemia of pregnant women is still a major problem related to health problems in the first thousand days of life. The importance of the prevention and prevention of anemia in pregnant women is supported by the many research results that show a significant relationship between the problems of nutritional anemia in pregnant women and health problems for the mother and fetus, including the risk of giving birth. The success of the implementation of IEC in antenatal care for pregnant women at the puskesmas is related to the ability of health workers, both midwives and nutritionists, to provide counseling on reproductive health and nutrition needed during pregnancy.

Objective: to determine the effectiveness of interpersonal communication training for midwives and nutritionists in supporting the provision of antenatal care for pregnant women at the Badung District Health Center.

Methods: This study was an experimental study with a randomized pretest and posttest control group design. The research was conducted at the Badung District Health Center. The population in this study were midwives and nutritionists who served at the Puskesmas and performed antenatal services. The minimum sample size is 40 people for each group. Sampling is done by Multistage Sampling. Data was collected by interview method using a questionnaire. The data that has been obtained is then processed and analyzed with a computer application program.

Result: The training conducted in the intervention group, can improve interpersonal communication skills for the empathy component and the equality component. The openness component, the support component, and the positive feeling component did not significantly change after training in the intervention group. Meanwhile, in the control group, all components were relatively unchanged at the final data collection (post test). The practice of providing information on iron deficiency anemia by midwives and nutritionists has been carried out by all respondents. The recommendation from the research is that interpersonal communication training can be replicated in other health centers to maximize the antenatal services provided to pregnant women.


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