The Effect of Family-Based Empowerment on Adolescent’s Nutritional Statusin Tana Toraja
Keywords:Nutritional Status; Adolescent; Empowerment; Family.
Adolescent’s nutritional status is one of the problems of public health nutrition. Adolescents or teenagers
are a group that is sensitive to nutrition which has an impact on increasing the prevalence of degenerative
diseases due to excess nutrition. This study aimed to analyze the effect of family-based empowerment on
the teenager’s nutrition status in Tana Toraja. The research design used a quasy-experiment with a pre-test
and post-test design with a control group design. It was carried out on 64 overweight students consisting
of 32 intervention groups and 32 control groups as well as simple random sampling and data analysis
using Hotelling’s T² test. The results showed that family-based empowerment was significant in reducing
overweight case due to adolescent’s nutritionalstatus against obesity prevention with a value of p = 0.000
<0.05. The conclusion of this study is that there is an effect of family-based empowerment on the adolescent’s
nutritional status in Tana Toraja. It can be a reflection for teenagers who have experienced an overweight
nutritional status so they can adopt a healthy diet. This study shall performed further in public nutritional
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