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This study aimed at determining the difference in the length of umbilical cord release
based on umbilical cord care. This research was conducted from February to April 2017.
This type of research was an experimental research and the design used was cross
sectional. The population in this study were 42 pregnant women estimated to give birth in
February-April 2017. The sample of the research was 30 newborns taken with porposive
sampling technique. Data collected by observation. Data were analyzed using T Test
statistic test result.
The results showed that most, 19 respondents (63,3%) had performed the umbilical
cord care technique correctly. Almost half of respondents, 13 respondents (43,3%) the
umbilical cord was release fast. The significant level was 0,000 < 0,50, so it was
concluded that there was a difference in the length of umbilical cord removal based on
umbilical cord care techniques. If the umbilical cord care is correct, it was removed or
Based on the results of the study is expected health workers, especially midwives are
encouraged to continue using the correct care of the umbilical cord or sterile gauze
because it only covers the umbilical cord with sterile gauze, the cord will dry faster and
the cord will release quickly.
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