Short stature or what is better known as
stunting is a fairly complex health problem in Indonesia.
The presence of disturbances in cognitive development in
toddlers is a trigger that causes stunting. An innovative
solution to preventing stunting is to provide education
regarding the importance of the role of fathers in
knowing children's nutrition and providing children
with the right food. The research was carried out to find
out whether the Android application for Dad Standby
was effective or not. It is known that this application is
an application that provides educational information to
fathers in an effort to prevent stunting in the work area
around the North Singkawang Community Health
Center. Research is conducted with target populations
father who has a baby in the area around the North
Singkawang Community Health Center. 32 is the
number of samples determined by the researchers in the
research carried out which was divided into two, namely
16 respondents each in the intervention group and the
control group. The data analysis used is Wilcoxon test
and Mann Withney test. Mann Withney test shows a p
value of 0.000 (<0.05), there is a significant difference in
the level of knowledge and support of fathers between
the intervention group and the control group.
Conclusion, the father alert android application is
effective in increasing the level of knowledge and
support of fathers in preventing stunting. It is hoped that
this research can be used as an intervention to prevent
stunting in children and toddlers.
Keywords : Father Alert Android Application; Knowledge Level; Father Support; Stunting.