IAI SPECIAL EDITION: Effects of health supplement self-medication learning media on health student behaviours during the COVID-19 pandemic

Authors

  • Adin Hakim Kurniawan Jakarta II Health polytechnic of the Ministry of Health, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Yusmaniar Jakarta II Health polytechnic of the Ministry of Health, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Safitri Jakarta II Health polytechnic of the Ministry of Health, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Alvi Nur Jakarta II Health polytechnic of the Ministry of Health, Jakarta, Indonesia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46542/pe.2022.222.3035

Keywords:

Behaviour , Learning media, Self medication, Supplement

Abstract

Background: Since the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the misuse of health supplements during the pandemic has been very high. Knowledge and actions of supplement self-medication educational media ensure that students provide information on appropriate supplements to the larger community.

Aim: To determine the effects of various uses of health supplement self-medication learning media on the behaviour of health students based on the Health Belief Model.

Method: This quasi-experimental study used a pre-test and post-test control group design and enrolled 225 respondents selected by stratified random sampling. The statistical analysis used paired sample t-test.     

Results: There was a significant relationship between learning educational media and increased knowledge (p = 0.037). Educational media also greatly influenced perceived self-medication behaviour, namely susceptibility (p = 0.029), benefits (p = 0.014), and barriers (p = 0.028).

Conclusion: Health and life science students, including the bachelor of pharmacy students, developed other self-medication educational media that are applied and beneficial to the community.

Author Biographies

Adin Hakim Kurniawan, Jakarta II Health polytechnic of the Ministry of Health, Jakarta, Indonesia

Pharmacy study program

Yusmaniar, Jakarta II Health polytechnic of the Ministry of Health, Jakarta, Indonesia

Pharmacy study program

Safitri, Jakarta II Health polytechnic of the Ministry of Health, Jakarta, Indonesia

Pharmacy study program

Alvi Nur, Jakarta II Health polytechnic of the Ministry of Health, Jakarta, Indonesia

Pharmacy study program

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2022-03-31

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Kurniawan, A. H. ., Yusmaniar, Safitri, & Nur, A. (2022). IAI SPECIAL EDITION: Effects of health supplement self-medication learning media on health student behaviours during the COVID-19 pandemic . Pharmacy Education, 22(2), p. 30–35. https://doi.org/10.46542/pe.2022.222.3035

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