Validation of integrated health services data on coverage of weighing programs of children under five


  • Kadek Tresna Adhi School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Udayana University, Denpasar, Indonesia
  • Ni Wayan Arya Utami School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Udayana University, Denpasar, Indonesia
  • Putu Ayu Swandewi Astuti School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Udayana University, Denpasar, Indonesia
  • I Gusti Ngurah Edi Putra Center for Public Health Innovation (CPHI), Faculty of Medicine, Udayana University, Denpasar, Indonesia


cadre, case finding, integrated health service, malnutrition, under-five children


The discrepancies between the numbers of children suffering from severe malnutrition and/or wasting and children being detected was likely owing to the low socio-economic background of the children and distance needing to be traveled to access integrated health service location. These children did not undergo regular weight for age screening, thus became disengaged with integrated health services and were not sufficiently observed by health workers. This situation provided impetus to conduct a study into the validation of collected weighing coverage data from integrated health services with the reality in the field (D/S). This case study was conducted in Dusun Jumenang, Bukit village, Karangasem Regency. The study compared weighing coverage and nutritional secondary data on those children who have undergone screening at the integrated health service with the number of children identified through active case finding in the field. Five village health workers were trained in mobile measuring skills with a focus on nutritional status and were asked to actively search and find all under-five children living in the village. Nutritional status data were collected through weighing scales and the nutritional status table.


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How to Cite

Adhi, K. T., Utami, N. W. A., Astuti, P. A. S., & Putra, I. G. N. E. (2018). Validation of integrated health services data on coverage of weighing programs of children under five. International Journal of Health Sciences, 2(3), 65–71.



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