Performance of the Health Cadres in Children’s Growth and Development Monitoring Program after Training in the Working Area of Public Health Services of Abiansemal II, Badung, Bali
Keywords:Early detection, growth, development, performance, cadre
Screening of growth in each child’s routine is a occurrence of early developmental delay in children.
However, often these activities could not be implemented due to lack of health human resources. Therefore,
it needs to involve the active participation of communities, especially cadres health. Generally, this research
aims at monitoring the program of growth and development of children after training. This research was
conducted in the Public Health of Abiansemal II. Study population was all health cadres. The research was
carried out by total sampling on each selected village health centers in the region. The study design is quasi
experimental methods (quasi-experimental research) with a model of one group pretest-posttest design.
Instrument data collection using questionnaires and observation sheets. The statistics are using the Wilcoxon
analysis (non-parametric). The results of the study noted that there were differences in the median pre-post
knowledge (75 to 90, p value ? 0.0 5 ), attitude (72.7 to 80, p value ? 0.0 5 ), and skills (78 to 91.3, p value
? 0.0 5 ). This study concludes that an increase of of knowledge, attitudes and skills of health Cadres after
training. Need to do the continuous training for health cadres and fully involving them in stimulating and
early detection of growth and development of children .