Background. Child growth and development quality are determined by nutrition, love, stimulation and disease protection. Mothers as the main caregiver, have an important role to optimize children's growth and development, thus should have good attitude and knowledge about the importance of growth and development monitoring during visits to healthcare workers. An increase of knowledge could be obtained by education and training. Objective. Analyze the effectiveness of seminar in changing mothers' attitude towards nutrition and stimulation during growth and development monitoring. Methods. A cross-sectional study was done using pre and post-intervention questionnaires on mothers to evaluate the change in their attitudes towards their children's growth and development monitoring. A seminar was held as an intervention in six cities in Indonesia with purposive sampling from an attendant who completes the questionnaire. Data taken were analyzed using paired T-test in IBM SPSS statistics version 22 software. Results. There were 617 mothers who completed questionnaires given before and after the seminar. Mothers' attitude average score was significantly increased (Mean difference -0.15±0.26;95%CI -0.17to-0.13; p < 0.001) after seminar. Sources of meaningful information for mothers included television, handphone, social media, healthcare workers, and seminar by healthcare workers. Conclusion. Seminar by healthcare workers can change mothers' attitude towards nurturing their children in an effective way.
- seminar, mothers' attitude, nurture, nutrition, growth and development