The rule of health education on the prospective grooms’ and brides’ awareness in Tarakan city

M. Aris, Harris ., Anto J. Hadi


Background: This study was intended to assess the influence of the exclusive breastfeeding module on the awareness of prospective brides in Tarakan city.

Methods: The quantitative approach with pretest and posttest was chosen as research method. The research subjects were prospective brides who were undergoing prenuptial guidance at the Ministry of Religion office in Tarakan city with a sample size of respondents (n=100). Before the module was developed, a survey was conducted as a research draft. The module is created in narrative form and is corrected by experts prior to testing. The exclusive breastfeeding module was spread after the pretest was carried out to measure the awareness of the prospective brides on exclusive breastfeeding. Data analysis was done with t test.

Results: Characteristics of the male respondents in the reading exclusive breastfeeding module group were generally aged 25-30 years (52%) and the group listening to the lectures were generally aged 20-24 years and 25-30 years (32% and 32%). Meanwhile, the female respondents in the reading module group and the listening group were generally 25-29 years (40%) and 20-24 years (56%). Male respondents in the reading exclusive breastfeeding module group and the listening to lectures group were generally self-employed (76% and 88%). The male respondents’ awareness in the reading module group and listening to lectures group was statistically all significant with a p<0.05.

Conclusions: Basically, all female respondents’ awareness in the reading module and lecture group was statistically significant with a p<0.05. Health education through reading exclusive breastfeeding modules and listening to lectures can increase the brides’ and grooms’ awareness of exclusive breastfeeding.


Awareness, Future bride and groom, Exclusive breastfeeding module

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