Social Behavior Changes Communication Intervention for Stunting Prevention: A Systematic Review


  • Ahmad Darajat Department of Health, Banten Provincial Health Office, Banten Province Central Government Area, Serang, Indonesia
  • Tukimin Sansuwito Department of Nursing and Public Health, Lincoln University College Malaysia, Kota Bharu, Malaysia
  • Mayasyanti Dewi Amir Department of Fundamental Nursing, Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Kesehatan Sukabumi, Sukabumi, Indonesia
  • Hendri Hadiyanto Department of Community Nursing, Universitas Muhammadiyah Sukabumi, Sukabumi, Indonesia
  • Dessy Abdullah Department of Pharmacology, Universitas Baiturrahmah, Padang, Indonesia
  • Nadia Purnama Dewi Department of Pharmacology, Universitas Baiturrahmah, Padang, Indonesia
  • Ernawati Umar Department of Nursing, Universitas Sulta Ageng Tirtayasa, Banten, Indonesia



Social behavior changes, Communication intervention, For stunting prevention, Review


Purpose: T Social and behaviour change approach most used, and the only one used without other communication interventions was interpersonal communication and media and community/social mobilization. The current review sought to to review and synthesize the current literature regarding social and behavior communication change intervention at community-based programs, summarize treatment models and outcome measures, and evaluate the evidence.

Methods: We searched Medline, PsychINFO, and PubMed (January 2000 and December 2020) and conducted ancestral and online searches in peer-reviewed, English language journals for eligible studies. Results: A total of 5 articles were included in review. All studies reported that SBCC was feasible to increased expenditures on eggs and flesh foods, minimum dietary diversity, early initiation of breastfeeding (EIBP, exclusive breastfeeding (EBP), knowledge and practices towards infant and youth complementary feeding (IYCF) , and reduced stunting prevalence.

Conclusion: Future studies could be re-tested using more sample size in different place or region of others countries with relatively high prevalence of stunting.


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Darajat A, Sansuwito T, Amir MD, Hadiyanto H, Abdullah D, Dewi NP, Umar E. Social Behavior Changes Communication Intervention for Stunting Prevention: A Systematic Review. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2022 Jan. 3 [cited 2024 Jun. 15];10(G):209-17. Available from:



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