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Utilization of The Maternal Child Health Book to Maternal Knowledge During The COVID-19 Pandemic

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In early 2020, there was a pandemic of COVID-19 infection that can affect anyone. This pandemic affects the health status of mothers and children. To prevent the spread of Covid-19, almost all routine services, including maternal and newborn health services. The contribution of health workers is very important during this pandemic, especially the independence of mothers in maintaining their health. One solution is to increase the use of Maternal and Child Health Books (KIA) by mothers. The MCH handbook is one of the most useful recording, educational and communication media during this pandemic. Mothers and families are expected to independently use the MCH Handbook to increase knowledge and health status. The purpose of this study was to analyze the relationship between the function of the MCH book and the mother's knowledge about MCH. This study was conducted in May-July 2021 in Tanjungpinang City. This study used a cross-sectional design. The population of this study was all pregnant women in the third trimester. Samples were taken of 40 people conducted by purposive sampling technique.  Univariate analysis of the data for the frequency distribution test, and bivariate chi-squared test. The results of the study were that there are relationships between the function of recording the MCH book and the function of communicating the MCH Book with knowledge of pregnant women. There is no relationship between the education function of the MCH Handbook with knowledge of pregnant women

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Melly Damayanti, & Maysarah. (2022). Utilization of The Maternal Child Health Book to Maternal Knowledge During The COVID-19 Pandemic. International Conference on Health Sciences, 8(1), 25–32. https://doi.org/10.29238/ichs.v8i1.1274

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