THE INFLUENCE OF PHARMACIST COUNSELING ON CHANGES IN HEMOGLOBIN LEVELS OF PREGNANT WOMEN AT A COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER IN INDONESIA


PUJI LESTARI HERYADI

Abstract


Objectives: Anemia during pregnancy is a common problem among women. Iron deficiency can result from low compliance to consuming iron
supplement tablets (ISTs) as well as consumption patterns that may affect iron uptake. The purpose of this study was to provide knowledge regarding
anemia during pregnancy, to increase adherence to consumption of IST, and to improve IST consumption patterns.
Methods: The study design was experimental with a randomized pre-post control design. There were 192 respondents who were divided into two
groups: 96 respondents were not counseled and 96 respondents had received media leaflet counseling. The research was conducted at the community
health center (CHC) of the Pagedangan Sub-district, Tangerang District, and Banten Province. All respondents were interviewed, and the hemoglobin
(Hb) value was examined using the Hemocue Hb 301 Analyzer photometry method.
Results: The results were analyzed using a Chi-square test to assess significant differences between the two groups (p<0.05) and multivariate analysis
was conducted using binary logistic regression. The results showed that the influence of counseling could increase the Hb value by 8.6 times compared
to the non-counseling group (OR=8.6; p<0.05) after controlling for number of IST per month, consumption pattern of IST with calcium, consumption
pattern of IST with foods/beverages that inhibit the absorption of iron, level of education, and gestational age.
Conclusions: Gestational age in the third trimester tends to increase the Hb value by 5.1 times compared with the first- and second-trimester
gestations (OR=5.1, p<0.05). Thus, counseling from pharmacists can improve the success of anemia treatment in pregnant women in the CHC of the
Pagedangan Sub-district, Tangerang District.


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Title

THE INFLUENCE OF PHARMACIST COUNSELING ON CHANGES IN HEMOGLOBIN LEVELS OF PREGNANT WOMEN AT A COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER IN INDONESIA

Date

01-10-2017

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Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Special Issue October 2017 [PTMDS 2017] Page: 114-117

Print ISSN

0974-2441

Online ISSN

2455-3891

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PUJI LESTARI HERYADI
Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia.
Indonesia


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