The Cultural Assessment Model as an Evaluation Indicator for Nutritional Adequacy in Pregnant Women with Pre-eclampsia


  • Awatiful Azza Department of Maternity and Child Nursing, Universitas Muhammadiyah Jember, Jember, Indonesia
  • Cipto Susilo Cardiovascular Department, Universitas Muhammadiyah Jember, Jember, Indonesia



Cultural assessment model, Nutrition, Pre-eclampsia


BACKGROUND: Pre-eclampsia is one of the complications of pregnancy in many communities with low socioeconomic conditions. The lack of intake of quality nutrition can be a precipitating factor in the occurrence of this complication.

AIM: This study aims to find out the nutritional adequacy for pregnant women through the transcultural model assessment using correlational design and a cross-sectional approach in pregnant women at the third trimester.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: The diagnosis of pre-eclampsia was identified through a blood pressure of 140/90 mmHg and proteinuria. There were 222 samples with purposive sampling. The data were obtained through questionnaires and the interview results were used as secondary data. The data were analyzed using the Chi-square test, odds ratio (OR) with confidence intervals (CI) of 95%, and the alpha value of 0.05.

RESULTS: The analysis of the nutritional adequacy with the incidence of pre-eclampsia confirmed that the carbohydrate with OR of 5.250 (OR = 3.545, 95% CI = 2.098, 13.158), folic acid (OR = 16,838, 95% CI = 2.222, 127.64), and vegetable (OR of 4.00, 95% CI = 1.619, 9.885) which are related to the incidence of pre-eclampsia.

CONCLUSION: The fulfillment of the daily nutrition of pregnant women is greatly influenced by the culture and myth developed in society. An assessment using the transcultural model approach can give a lot of information about the influence of culture in pregnant women’s daily life.


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Azza A, Susilo C. The Cultural Assessment Model as an Evaluation Indicator for Nutritional Adequacy in Pregnant Women with Pre-eclampsia. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2021 Oct. 7 [cited 2021 Oct. 19];9(G):143-8. Available from:



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