Knowledge of Pregnant Women about Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in Indonesia

  • Mufdlilah, Reza Bintangdari Johan, Tri Sunarsih and Herlin Fitriani Kurniawati

Abstract

Diabetes mellitus is a complication that occurs during pregnancy. However, some pregnant women are lack of knowledge on the risk of diabetes mellitus. This is because diabetes mellitus rarely shows specific symptoms. This study aims to assess the knowledge of pregnant women about gestational diabetes mellitus. This study is descriptive design with a cross-sectional approach. This involved 109 pregnant women who came to the primary of health care. The sampling technique was using purposive sampling and collecting data using the D3MG application. Overall result study, the mother's knowledge of what is meant by gestational diabetes mellitus is enough (53%). The mother's knowledge about risk factors and complications for gestational diabetes mellitus is lacking 91% and 67%. Mothers understand well about the prevention of gestational diabetes mellitus 48%. So, can be concluded knowledge of risk factors and complications of gestational diabetes mellitus is poor among pregnant women. Promotion efforts through health education for pregnant women need to be done before becoming pregnant. This is the first step in increasing maternal knowledge about gestational diabetes mellitus.

Published
2020-05-28
How to Cite
Mufdlilah, Reza Bintangdari Johan, Tri Sunarsih and Herlin Fitriani Kurniawati. (2020). Knowledge of Pregnant Women about Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in Indonesia. International Journal of Advanced Science and Technology, 29(08), 604 - 615. Retrieved from https://sersc.org/journals/index.php/IJAST/article/view/18785
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