Data LBW care practice in Central Jakarta, Indonesia
A quasi-experiment design with pretest-posttest control group model was conducted on 159 mothers (78 in the intervention group and 81 in the control group) of LBW infants treated in the perinatology ward of three hospitals in Central Jakarta. Provision of health education to mothers of LBW infants consisted of two counseling sessions on infant care and one-on-one visits provided by primary health centre nurses. Data were collected four times consecutively over 6 weeks - 3 days after discharge, and 2, 6, and 12 weeks after discharge from the hospital. The data collected were assessed through interviews using validated questionnaires that included demographics (age, education level, employment status, income, parity), knowledge and attitudes toward LBW infant care, coping strategies, family and community health workers’ support, and information exposure. LBW infant care practices were assessed by trained primary health centre nurses who used an observation checklist. Data on infant characteristics (gestation, birth weight, weight before the intervention, length of hospitalization, and respiratory and other health problems) were obtained from the hospital.