Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Interpersonal Communication

The Influence of Interpersonal Communication Toward Knowledge and Attitude Prevention of Dengue Fever (DHF) in The Work Area of The Meo-Meo Public Health Center in Baubau City

Budi Utama; A. Zulkifli Abdullah; Hasnawati Amqam; Wahiduddin .; Lalu Muhammad Saleh; Rezki Elisafitri; Andi Nilawati Usman; Aisyah .; Ahmad Yani; Arsunan, A.A.

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 1318-1325

Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) risks causing death when the sufferer experiences shock due to bleeding. Until now, there is no specific drug to cure DHF. This study was aimed to determine the effect of interpersonal communication on improving the prevention of Dengue Fever (DHF). The type of research used is Quasi-experiment with nonrandomized pretest-posttest control group design. Samples were taken by simple random sampling of 78 respondents from a population of 1,791 households each of 39 respondents in the intervention group and 39 in the control group. Data collection uses questionnaires and interviews in the working area of the Baubau City Meo-Meo Community Health Center. Data were analyzed using the Wilcoxon and Man Whitney tests. The results showed the percentage of respondents characteristics in this study the most age groups were 28-38 years 39.74%, female sex 79.48%, married 92.31%, high school education 56.41%. The mean score increased knowledge (13.21 to 17.49), AND attitudes (33.38 to 38.92) about DHF before and after interpersonal communication. The mean score increased knowledge (12.69 to 16.49), and attitudes (33.33 to 37.46) about DHF before and after counseling. While the comparison of the intervention group was significant from the control group with (p <0.05) namely knowledge (p = 0,000), and attitude (p = 0.021) about DHF. Interpersonal communication is more influential than counseling and the need for monitoring and evaluating the implementation of interpersonal communication on an ongoing basis.

Strengthening The Community-Based Surveillance (CBS) Through Interpersonal Communication And Development Modul In Barru Regency

Siti Rahmah; Andi Zulkifli; Stang .; Ridwan Amiruddin; Ansariadi .; Erniwati Ibrahim

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 7, Pages 6833-6842

Community-based surveillance (CBS) is a development program of integrated surveillance. Unfortunately, the CBS program's implementation has not been optimal. Most of the CBS cadres do not carry out their duties properly. This study aims to improve the skills of CBS cadres through interpersonal communication and module development. This study was a quasi-experimental research with a non-randomized pre-test post-test control group design. This study's population was 48 cadres of CBS who were not active in several sub-districts. Those were mainly in Tanete Riaja Sub-district, Barru Sub-district, Balusu Sub-district, and Mallusetasi Sub-district. The intervention sample was 20 people in the Tanete Riaja Sub-district. The control sample was 20 people scattered in the Barru Sub-district, Balusu Sub-district, and Mallusetasi Sub-district obtained by purposive sampling. Data analysis used a paired T-test, Wilcoxon test, unpaired T-test, Mann Whitney test, and chi-square test. The results showed differences in knowledge (0.000) and attitudes (0.000) before and after the interpersonal communication intervention and module development. There was a difference in attitude (0.000) between the intervention group and the control group. No difference was found in knowledge between the intervention group and the control group. The study concluded an increase in Community Based Surveillance (CBS) cadres' knowledge and attitudes after conducting interpersonal communication and module development. It is suggested that the next study should conduct interpersonal communication training for health workers and CBS cadres.

How Does Social Media Affect Human Interaction - A Survey Among Students

Devika. B; Vishnu Priya; Gayathri. R; Kavitha. S

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 2806-2823

Interactive computer mediated technology helps to create and share ideas and information. Digital devices have made our lives easy with the help of smart phones and its applications. Digital gadgets provide easy connectivity, privacy and security, help to get instant news feed etc. all these advantages have caused a major disadvantage among us, and that is lack of social interaction. This study involves college students in the age group of 17 to 23 years. A well structured questionnaire was prepared comprising 20 questions covering social demographic information, knowledge, attitude, perceptions was framed and administered to the participants through online google forms. A total of 140 responses was collected, out of which 60% was males and 40% was females. Almost 99.29% of the total population used social media. 77.86% of the total population played with their friends rather than to play online games. It may be concluded that even though social media has caused a great impact in our interpersonal communication, people mostly tend to have face-to-face communication rather than through messages. Messages cannot express the emotions of people.