Effect of Education and Provision of Drinking Water on Adolescents' Drinking Consumption and Hydration Status
Proceedings of the 2nd Sriwijaya International Conference of Public Health (SICPH 2019)
Water is an essential substance for body health. A body fluid imbalance leads to dehydration, which is not only detrimental to fitness level and cognitive performance but is also related to psychological disorders and various other chronic diseases. Incidence of dehydration is higher among adolescents (48.1%) than among adults (44.5%). A study of multi-strategic interventions to improve drinking water consumption and hydration status in adolescents is therefore needed. This study measures the
... tudy measures the effect of education and drinking water provision on the drinking water consumption and hydration status of adolescents. This quasi-experimental research applied a pretest-posttest group design to three treatment groups and one control group. A significant difference was evident in drinking water consumption between the treatment and control groups at postintervention (p<.05) but not during the follow-up period. A significant difference was also found between the treatment and control groups' hydration status based on urine color during post-intervention (p<.05). Education combined with drinking water provision was a multi-strategic intervention, which led to greater improvements in the drinking water consumption and hydration status of adolescents compared to previous intervention.