Mahasiswa Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Islam Sultan Agung (UNISSULA) - Indonesia
The Length of Stay Difference between Under 5 Years Patient with Acute Diarrhoea Treated With and Without Probiotic An Analytical Study in RSUD Kota Semarang during the Period January to December 2007
Design and Methods: The study was an analitical study with case control design. Study Sample were all inpatient 6-24 month old children with acute diarrhoea in Kota semarang Hospital since January â€“ December 2007. Data were obtained from medical record in pediatric unit. Data analysis with stastitical test of Mann Whitney.
Results: Of 130 samples, the lenght of stay average of < 5 years old children with acute diarrhoea with probiotik was 3,42 days compare 4,03 days children acute diarrhoea without probiotik. It is concluded that there was a significantly difference between two groups acute diarrhoea with probiotik and without probiotik.
Conclusion: There was a significant difference between the length of stay for the patients with acute diarrhea with and without probiotic treatment. Mean of the length of stay for under 5 years old baby with and without probiotic were 3.42 days and 4.03 days respectively (Sains Medika, 3(1):78-83).
Keywords: lenght of stay; acute diarrhoea; probiotic.