Characteristics of Anemic Pregnant Women Receiving SMS Intervention on Iron Supplement Consumption
The case of maternal deaths due to anemia is increasing. The high level of anemia is caused by a lack of compliance in taking iron supplements. SMS (Short Message Service) features on mobile phones can be used as reminders for patients to take iron supplements. This research aims to describe the characteristics of anemic pregnant women who receive SMS interventions regarding iron supplement consumption. This study uses a descriptive research design conducted in 7 community health centers in the city of Makassar. The sampling technique uses purposive sampling and a total of 68 pregnant women were included (33 received SMS intervention and 35 did not receive SMS intervention). The research involving 33 anemic pregnant women shows that 48.5% are between 17 and 25 years old, and 51.5% have completed high school. Most are unemployed (81.8%), with sufficient husband support (45.5%). Most of them are in the second trimester (57.6%), with the highest parity being multiparous (45.5%) with only one ANC visit (42.4%), and have moderate anemia (51.5%). This study concludes that the respondents are classified as having moderate anemia, multipara, and having only one ANC visit. Regarding socioeconomic status, most of them have completed high school, unemployed, and receive sufficient support from their husbands.
Keywords: Anemia, Iron Supplement, SMS Intervention
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