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Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Year: 2019  |  Volume: 14  |  Issue: 7  |  Page No.: 2385 - 2392

Structural Equation Modeling: Community Empowerment on Health Status and Pregnant Women Nutritional Status

Muhith Abdul, Lantin Sulistyorini, Tatik Sutarti, Anwar Mallongi and Hannan Mujib    

Abstract: Health problems about chronic lack of energy, low education, irregular eating patterns and poor health conditions in pregnant women in some villages in Jelbuk sub-district of Jember Regency are still very high. The research design uses confirmatory research and explanatory research. The sample included pregnant women in Sukowiryo village, Jelbuk village, Sugerkidul village, Sukojember village, Sucopangepok village, Panduman village, Jember District is 187 respondents. The research used a cluster random sampling technique. The variables include community empowerment, health status, pregnant women nutritional status. Data analysis using structural equation modeling with parameter data estimation using software analysis of moment structures Version 21. Estimation of empowerment of society to health status with value 0.105, health status to nutritional status of pregnant women with value 0.020, community empowerment of nutritional status of pregnant women with value 3.690, empowerment of society to the nutritional status of the pregnant mother through health status with value 0.002, community empowerment to health status with value 0.105. Community empowerment can be through health education and motivation improvement which is expected to decrease maternal and infant mortality and low birth weight case.

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