Supplementation of Transfer Factor® Increases Weight and Develops Social Skills of Malnourished Children

Suplementasi Transfer, Factor® Meningkatkan, Berat Badan, Dan Keterampilan, Sosial Anak, Gizi Buruk-Kurang, Andi Nurlinda
2016 JURNAL MKMI   unpublished
ABSTRAK Lebih dari 50% anak meninggal di negara berkembang karena infeksi yang disebabkan oleh kekurangan gizi. Menurut laporan kasus dari klinik-klinik dokter anak, Transfer Factor® efektif memperbaiki pertumbuhan dan perkembangan anak. Penelitian ini bertujuan mengetahui keefektifan Transfer Factor® terhadap peningkatan berat badan dan keterampilan sosial anak gizi buruk-kurang usia 3-4 tahun. Jenis penelitian ini menggunakan metode eksperimen. Populasi dalam penelitian ini adalah semua anak
more » ... adalah semua anak yang memiliki status gizi buruk-kurang di Kelurahan Pannampu Kecamatan Tallo, Kota Makassar tahun 2015. Teknik pengambilan sampel, yaitu random sampling dengan jumlah sampel 20 anak. Data dianalisis menggunakan uji t berpasangan. Penelitian ini mene-mukan bahwa suplementasi Transfer Factor® efektif terhadap peningkatan berat badan anak gizi buruk-kurang (p=0,000<α=0,05). Transfer Factor® juga efektif terhadap perubahan kemampuan keterampilan sosial anak gizi buruk-kurang(p=0,001<α=0,05). Disimpulkan bahwa Transfer Factor® efektif terhadap peningkatan berat badan dan keterampilan sosial anak gizi buruk-kurang umur 3-4 tahun. Kata kunci : Suplementasi, transfer factor®, anak gizi buruk-kurang ABSTRACT More than 50% of children in developing countries die due to infection caused by malnutrition. According to case reports from pediatric clinics, Transfer Factor® effectively improve children's nutritional status and development. This study aims to determine the effectiveness of Transfer Factor® for weight gain and social skills development of children between 3-4 years old with malnutrition. This research used an experimental method. The population in this study was children with poor nutritional status from Pannampu village, Tallo District, Makassar City in 2015. Sampling was conducted using random sampling with a sample size of 20 children. Data analysis were conducted using paired t-test. Findings indicate that Transfer Factor® was effective for weight gain in mal-nourished children (p=0,000<α=0,05). Additionally, Transfer Factor® was also effective in the change in social skills of malnourished children (p=0,001<α=0,05). It was concluded that supplementation of Transfer Factor® for one month was effective in increasing weight and development of social skills of children of ages 3-4 years old.
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