Abstract: Infant period is a golden age. At this time, babies need stimulant that can improve their growth and development. This stimulant is baby massage. Mothers can practice baby massage independently One way to improve their ability on baby massage is by health education. Health education can be done by demonstration and audio visual method.
The objective are to know the health education on baby massage using direct demonstration is compered to audio visual method towards the ability of mothers to massage their babies independently.
This research used Pre Experiment design with a plan of One Group Pre Test Post Test. The population of this research were mothers who have babies at the age of 2-6 months ald at Poliklinik Desa Candirejo. Sampling technique was used purposive sampling and the result was thirty (30) mothers. Statistic analytical test was used t-test independent.
This analysis used t-test independent and the value is Pvalue (0,000) < α (0,05), with the average value pre direct demonstration is 2,73 (±1,387) and the average post direct demonstration is 30,87 (±4,307). The result shown the improvement of the mother’s ability on baby massage significantly.
Health education using direct demonstration is more effective than audio visual demonstration towards the ability of mothers to massage their babies independently.
Penulis: Fitriana Noor Khayati
Kode Jurnal: jpkeperawatandd120327