ADHERENCE TO IRON SUPPLEMENTATION INFLUENCES ANEMIA IN PREGNANCY

Nurul Kusumawardani
2020 INPHARNMED Journal (Indonesian Pharmacy and Natural Medicine Journal)  
<p>Women with pregnancy have a higher risk of developing anemia with iron deficiency. This condition is due to the maternal body requirements for a significant iron, but the intake and storage of iron in the body are inadequate. The aim of this study was to describe the compliance of pregnant women in consuming iron supplements and correlation with anemia in pregnancy. This purpose of the study to describe the compliance of pregnant women in consuming iron supplements and their relationship
more » ... ir relationship with the incidence of anemia in pregnancy. This study is a descriptive correlation study with a case-control design. The sampling technique used was non-probability sampling with the consecutive sampling method, so that 68 respondents of pregnancy in their third trimester who routinely performed antenatal care (ANC) since the beginning of pregnancy at Puskesmas Jetis, Yogyakarta City in February 2019. Chi-square statistical analysis (X<sup>2</sup> test) with Spearman's rank correlation coefficient (<span style="font-family: Arial;">ρ</span><span style="font-family: Calibri;">) to determine the strength and direction of the correlation between anemia and respondent compliance based on the pill count method. </span>The results showed that respondents who did not adhere with iron supplements had a significant relationship with the incidence of anemia (X<sup>2</sup> = 11.56; p-value= 0.001 (p&lt;0.050)), odds ratio (OR) = 10.79; 95% CI 2.25-51.66 and has a positive correlation direction with moderate strength (ρ-value= 0.412, p-value = 0.001), so it can be concluded that pregnant women who are not adherent will have 10 times the risk of experiencing anemia (Hb 11.5 g/dL) during pregnancy.</p>
doi:10.21927/inpharnmed.v4i2.1376 fatcat:rihjvvw3fzarzaqpiai43qwwyu