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Journal : Althea Medical Journal

Association between Mothers’ Characteristics, Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice and Intestinal Helminthes Infection on Children Hakiki, Nadhira Permata; Faridah, Lia; Dhamayanti, Meita
Althea Medical Journal Vol 3, No 2 (2016)
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Background: The prevalence of soil-transmitted helminthes infection in Indonesia is still high, especially in children aged 3 to 8 years old. Helminthes infection cause loss of nutrition, delay physical development, intelligence, and labor productivity and decrease immunity. Mothers’ characteristics, knowledge, attitude, and practice are some of the factors that influence the occurrence of intestinal helminthes infection on children. This study was aimed to find the association between mothers’ characteristics, knowledge, attitude, and practice and the occurrence of intestinal helminthes infection on children.Methods: The study was conducted at Jatinangor Cohort’s research center from August to September 2014 using cross sectional analysis. One hundred and forty five secondary data were collected using validated questionnaire that filled by mothers and results of feces on children were tested. The amount of data excluded due to incomplete was 8, the data utilized was then analyzed by Chi Square evaluation.Results: Mothers’ characteristics such as age (P = 0.611), education (P = 0.952), occupation (P = 0.876), income (P = 0.199), and knowledge (P = 0.424; OR = 1.333), attitude (P = 0.236; OR = 0.808), practice (P = 0.333; OR = 4.625) did not have a significant association with the occurrence of intestinal helminthes infection on children.Conclusions: Characteristics, knowledge, attitude, and practice of the mothers towards the intestinal helminthes infection do not associate with the occurrence of intestinal helminthes infection on children. [AMJ.2016;3(2):248–53] DOI: 10.15850/amj.v3n2.794
Identification of Giardia lamblia, Entamoeba histolytica and Cryptosporidium sp. in Feces of Diarrheal Patient at Puskesmas Jatinangor, September–November 2012 Palani, Komathi; Faridah, Lia; Sumardi, H. Uun
Althea Medical Journal Vol 2, No 2 (2015)
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Background: Diarrhea is one of the main public health problems occurring in West Java. One of the affected areas is Subdistrict Jatinangor. Inappropriate management of sanitation facilities around Jatinangor area causes contamination of water. Cikeruh River is one of the water sources in Jatinangor Area, from which people obtain water for daily activities. Water borne illness due to poor sanitation condition can lead to parasitic infection such as Giardia lamblia, Entamoeba histolytica and Cryptosporidium parvum whichcan cause a prolonged diarrhea. There has not been any study done regarding the presence of parasitical infection causing diarrhea around Jatinangor.Methods: In order to identify the parasitic infection, a descriptive study was carried out on 16 fecal samples collected from diarrheal patient who visited Puskesmas Jatinangor from September–November 2012. The parasites were checked by using wet mount methodResults: The parasites found were Entamoeba histolytica, Cryptosporidium parvum, but none of Giardia lamblia. There were also other findings such as Iodamoeba butschlii and Entamoeba coli.Conclusion: Positive findings of Entamoeba histolytica and Cryptosporidium parvum in diarrhea patients is most probably due to contaminated water and food. Measures need to be done to improve sanitary condition in Cikeruh River to prevent diarrhea. [AMJ.2015;2(1):213–16]
Association of Ascariasis with Nutritional and Anemic Status in Early School-Age Students Eidwina, Chin Annrie; Faridah, Lia; Ermaya, Yudith Setiati; Akhmad Gurnida, Dida
Althea Medical Journal Vol 3, No 1 (2016)
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Background: Ascariasis is one of the most frequent helminthias is that occurred in school-age children. Commonly, severe intensity of infection will seriously affect the nutritional and anemic status of the students. The aim of this study was to determine the association of ascariasis with nutritional and anemic status in early school-age students. Methods: An analytical cross-sectional study was conducted based on the secondary data from Jatinangor Cohort. The secondary data of 74 students who met the criteria were included in this study. Data collection was conducted in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics from August to September 2014. The data obtained was analyzed based on the characteristics of the students regarding gender, age, class, parents’ education, ascariasis, nutritional and anemic status. Then, the data were further analyzed to determine the association of ascariasis with nutritional and anemic status of the students using the chi square test or Fisher test if the requirement was not fulfilled.Results: Sixteen (22%) students were having Ascaris lumbricoides infection, six (8.1%) students were thin and seventeen (23%) students were anemic. There was no statistically significant association found of Ascaris lumbricoides infection with nutritional and anemic status in early school-age students (P value <0.05) in this study.Conclusions: There is no statistically significant association of Ascaris lumbricoides infection with nutritional and anemic status of the early school-age students. [AMJ.2016;3(1):93–8] DOI: 10.15850/amj.v3n1.710
Identification of Giardia lamblia, Entamoeba histolytica and Cryptosporidium sp. in Feces of Diarrheal Patient at Puskesmas Jatinangor, September–November 2012 Palani, Komathi; Faridah, Lia; Sumardi, H. Uun
Althea Medical Journal Vol 2, No 2 (2015)
Publisher : Althea Medical Journal

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Background: Diarrhea is one of the main public health problems occurring in West Java. One of the affected areas is Subdistrict Jatinangor. Inappropriate management of sanitation facilities around Jatinangor area causes contamination of water. Cikeruh River is one of the water sources in Jatinangor Area, from which people obtain water for daily activities. Water borne illness due to poor sanitation condition can lead to parasitic infection such as Giardia lamblia, Entamoeba histolytica and Cryptosporidium parvum whichcan cause a prolonged diarrhea. There has not been any study done regarding the presence of parasitical infection causing diarrhea around Jatinangor.Methods: In order to identify the parasitic infection, a descriptive study was carried out on 16 fecal samples collected from diarrheal patient who visited Puskesmas Jatinangor from September–November 2012. The parasites were checked by using wet mount methodResults: The parasites found were Entamoeba histolytica, Cryptosporidium parvum, but none of Giardia lamblia. There were also other findings such as Iodamoeba butschlii and Entamoeba coli.Conclusion: Positive findings of Entamoeba histolytica and Cryptosporidium parvum in diarrhea patients is most probably due to contaminated water and food. Measures need to be done to improve sanitary condition in Cikeruh River to prevent diarrhea. [AMJ.2015;2(1):213–16]
Association of Ascariasis with Nutritional and Anemic Status in Early School-Age Students Eidwina, Chin Annrie; Faridah, Lia; Ermaya, Yudith Setiati; Akhmad Gurnida, Dida
Althea Medical Journal Vol 3, No 1 (2016)
Publisher : Althea Medical Journal

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (527.852 KB)

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Background: Ascariasis is one of the most frequent helminthias is that occurred in school-age children. Commonly, severe intensity of infection will seriously affect the nutritional and anemic status of the students. The aim of this study was to determine the association of ascariasis with nutritional and anemic status in early school-age students. Methods: An analytical cross-sectional study was conducted based on the secondary data from Jatinangor Cohort. The secondary data of 74 students who met the criteria were included in this study. Data collection was conducted in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics from August to September 2014. The data obtained was analyzed based on the characteristics of the students regarding gender, age, class, parents’ education, ascariasis, nutritional and anemic status. Then, the data were further analyzed to determine the association of ascariasis with nutritional and anemic status of the students using the chi square test or Fisher test if the requirement was not fulfilled.Results: Sixteen (22%) students were having Ascaris lumbricoides infection, six (8.1%) students were thin and seventeen (23%) students were anemic. There was no statistically significant association found of Ascaris lumbricoides infection with nutritional and anemic status in early school-age students (P value <0.05) in this study.Conclusions: There is no statistically significant association of Ascaris lumbricoides infection with nutritional and anemic status of the early school-age students. [AMJ.2016;3(1):93–8] DOI: 10.15850/amj.v3n1.710
Association between Mothers’ Characteristics, Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice and Intestinal Helminthes Infection on Children Hakiki, Nadhira Permata; Faridah, Lia; Dhamayanti, Meita
Althea Medical Journal Vol 3, No 2 (2016)
Publisher : Althea Medical Journal

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (134.874 KB)

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Background: The prevalence of soil-transmitted helminthes infection in Indonesia is still high, especially in children aged 3 to 8 years old. Helminthes infection cause loss of nutrition, delay physical development, intelligence, and labor productivity and decrease immunity. Mothers’ characteristics, knowledge, attitude, and practice are some of the factors that influence the occurrence of intestinal helminthes infection on children. This study was aimed to find the association between mothers’ characteristics, knowledge, attitude, and practice and the occurrence of intestinal helminthes infection on children.Methods: The study was conducted at Jatinangor Cohort’s research center from August to September 2014 using cross sectional analysis. One hundred and forty five secondary data were collected using validated questionnaire that filled by mothers and results of feces on children were tested. The amount of data excluded due to incomplete was 8, the data utilized was then analyzed by Chi Square evaluation.Results: Mothers’ characteristics such as age (P = 0.611), education (P = 0.952), occupation (P = 0.876), income (P = 0.199), and knowledge (P = 0.424; OR = 1.333), attitude (P = 0.236; OR = 0.808), practice (P = 0.333; OR = 4.625) did not have a significant association with the occurrence of intestinal helminthes infection on children.Conclusions: Characteristics, knowledge, attitude, and practice of the mothers towards the intestinal helminthes infection do not associate with the occurrence of intestinal helminthes infection on children. [AMJ.2016;3(2):248–53] DOI: 10.15850/amj.v3n2.794