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Articles by Farah Faza
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  Susetyowati , Khoirun Nisa Alfitri and Farah Faza
  Background and Objective: Handgrip strength (HGS) is used for continuous and systematic assessment of muscle mass related to nutritional status in hemodialysis (HD) patients. This study aimed to evaluate the ability of the HGS test to assess the nutritional status of hemodialysis patients. Materials and Methods: Data were collected from 104 patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) undergoing routine HD in Dr. Sardjito Hospital, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Patients were selected for the study using purposive sampling. All subjects were assessed using the HGS test and then compared using the subjective global assessment (SGA), dialysis malnutrition score (DMS), nutritional risk screening 2002 (NRS 2002) and simple nutrition screening tool (SNST). Correlation tests were conducted to determine associations between HGS and SGA, DMS, NRS 2002, SNST, body mass index and mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC). Results: The sensitivity of HGS for the study of male participants was the highest when compared to SGA (76.9%), but it had low specificity, accuracy, positive predictive value and area under the curve. HGS performed poorly when compared to other tools. For women in the study, HGS had highest specificity when compared to SGA (79.2%), but it had low sensitivity, positive and negative predictive values and area under the curve. When compared to other tools, HGS gave an even lower result. HGS had a negative correlation with the other four nutritional assessment tools, but it had a positive correlation with MUAC. Conclusion: The HGS test appeared to be an inaccurate assessment of nutritional status in male and female CKD patients undergoing hemodialysis.
  Ika Ratna Palupi , Susetyowati , Reza Meltica and Farah Faza
  Background and Objective: Previous studies have shown that the main factor affecting nutritional status among children aged 0-59 months is feeding practice. Better feeding practices have been shown to be essential for improving dietary intake and subsequently improving nutritional status. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between feeding practices and nutritional status among children under five years of age in Sleman District, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Materials and Methods: Using the cross-sectional design, 185 children aged 7-59 months were included as subjects. The sampling frame was taken from the Health Demography Surveillance System (HDSS) of the Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia. Anthropometric data (body weight and height) were measured to assess nutritional status and feeding practice was determined using a validated questionnaire. Results: The results reflected a high rate of severe and chronic malnutrition among subjects, in which the prevalence of underweight based on weight-for-age (WAZ) was 12.5%, stunting based on height-for-age (HAZ) was 39.5% and wasting based on weight-for-height (WHZ) was 5.4%. Most subjects had relatively good feeding practices in terms of breastfeeding practices (95.7%), complementary food feeding (70.8%), feeding behavior (64.3%) and feeding frequency of at least 3 times a day (78.9%). Complementary foods were introduced before 6 months of age in half (54.1%) of the subjects, indicating early interruption of exclusive breastfeeding. There was no association between feeding practices and nutritional status based on WAZ, HAZ and WHZ. Conclusion: In this study, feeding practice was not related to nutritional status among children aged 7-59 months. There remains a need to implement good feeding practices to achieve adequate food intake and improve the nutritional status of children.
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