Analysis Of Positive Deviance Approach To Stunting Events In Kaili Tribe Toddlers In Donggala Regency, Province Central Sulawesi

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Muhammad Pratama Aji Syahputra, Muhammad Syafar, Suriah, Ridwan Mochtar Thaha, Wahiduddin, Balqis


Stunting is a condition of growth failure in children due to malnutrition for a long time. The positive deviance approach plays an important role in the nutritional status of children. This study aims to analyze the positive deviance approach to the incidence of stunting in children under five from the Kaili tribe in Donggala Regency, Central Sulawesi Province. The method in this study uses mix methods with a sequential explanatory approach. The sampling technique in quantitative is cluster sampling and qualitative with purposive sampling technique. The sample in this quantitative study amounted to 279 people and research informants as many as 10 people. The results of this quantitative study showed that there was a relationship between feeding habits (p = 0.004), the habit of getting health services (p = 0.000), hygiene habits (p = 0.000), and parenting habits (p = 0.000) on the incidence of stunting in toddlers. The results of the qualitative research show that most mothers of children under five who have stunted or non-stunted children have different parenting habits and do not apply parenting habits originating from the Kaili tribe. It was concluded that the four factors, namely feeding habits, the habit of getting health services, hygiene habits and parenting habits had a relationship with the incidence of stunting in children under the Kaili tribe. It is recommended to the puskesmas through posyandu activities, namely cadres and health workers at the forefront to make a stunting prevention program by applying a positive deviance approach to nutrition improvement programs that lead to community empowerment.

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