The Effect of the Nursing Care Model Based on Culture to Improve the Care of Malnourished Madurese Children in Indonesia


  • Abdul Aziz Alimul Hidayat Department of Nursing, University of Muhammadiyah Surabaya, 60113, Surabaya, Indonesia
  • Musrifatul Uliyah Department of Nursing, University of Muhammadiyah Surabaya, 60113, Surabaya, Indonesia



Health, Malnutrition, Nursing, Transcultural nursing


AIM: The purpose of this study is to analyse the usage of nursing care model based on culture to improve parenting practices related to malnutrition among Madurese children.

METHODS: This study uses a quasi-experimental design and a purposive sample of 102 respondents from families with toddlers who suffered from nutritional deficiency. The sample consisted of an intervention group (n = 51) and a control group (n = 51). Data were collected using a questionnaire and weight measurement.

RESULTS: A t-test found a difference between all of the variables of care, including health technology utilization, when comparing the following variables between the intervention group and the control group (t = 14.12, p < 0.001), beliefs and philosophy (t = 10.20, p < 0.001), cultural values and lifestyle (t = 13.63, p < 0.001), economic reasons (t = 0.20, p = 0.837), nursing action response based on culture (t = 11.28, p < 0.001), and care behaviors for children (t = 16.43, p < 0.001). The Wilcoxon signed-rank test found a difference between pre-intervention nursing care model based on culture and post-intervention nursing care model based on culture regarding the variable malnutrition status (t = 16.43, p < 0.001).

CONCLUSION: This study found that the application of nursing care model based on culture affects care practices. Nursing care model based on culture can be applied to families with toddlers who are malnourished because of the lack of a culture of care.


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Hidayat AAA, Uliyah M. The Effect of the Nursing Care Model Based on Culture to Improve the Care of Malnourished Madurese Children in Indonesia. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2019 Apr. 14 [cited 2024 Jun. 17];7(7):1220-5. Available from:



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