Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Perception


Perception Of Conventional And Electronic Cigarette Among Teenage Students

Nafisa Ristiatami Gumilar; Laili Rahayuwati; Setiawan .; Habsyah Saparidah Agustina

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 1292-1301

From years to years, the smoking behavior of teenagers in Indonesia seems to keep increasing. There are also various types of cigarette being consumed, the most popular of which are, beside conventional cigarettes, electronic cigarettes. This research aims at expounding the perception of conventional and electronic cigarettes on teenage students in on Sumedang Regency, West Java, Indonesia. The research method is quantitative-descriptive, involving 365 students using stratified cluster sampling. The research result shows that most teenagers have a high positive perception on the impact of conventional cigarettes (65.2%) and electronic cigarettes (59.8%). The tendency of respondents who have a high perception on the impact of conventional and electronic cigarettes are in grade X (tenth), are female, have a daily allowance, and are not smokers, both of conventional and electronic cigarettes.

Perception Towards Significance Of Holy Places And Revisiting Intention Of Religious Tourists In Himachal Pradesh

Dr. R. KANNAN

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 6, Pages 441-448

Religious tourists are making visit to temples and holy places for worships and doing meditation and performing religious functions and also they understand features and specialty of those places, attracting by various attributes and enjoying different atmospheres particularly in holy places. The results show that the religious tourists are agreed with holy places are providing divine feeling, giving good cultural experience, offering mental freshness, giving peacefulness and happiness, well connected with transport facilities and giving spiritual experience. Significant difference amid perception of religious tourists towards attributes of holy places and their demographics. Perception towards attributes of holy places is positively, significantly and highly related with their revisiting intention. Thus, holy places should give adequate information and they must offer emotional refreshment. Holy places should provide adequate security and they must give best accommodation to religious tourists.

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN STUDENT’S PERCEPTIONS TOWARDS THE USE OF FIXED ORTHODONTIC APPLIANCE AND INTEREST IN MALOCCLUSION TREATMENT

Kirana .; Mustaqbal .; Syafiri .; Retno Palupi

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 5, Pages 681-690

Background: The main physical appearance that can be seen from the face is inseparable from the appearance of the teeth and mouth. The teenagers realize that the first impression is greatly influenced by appearance. Purpose: Determine the relationship between the perception of young adults using fixed orthodontic appliance and interest towards of malocclusion treatment inclass of 2019 undergraduate students of Faculty of Dental Medicine Universitas Airlangga Surabaya. Methods: This research was an analytic cross-sectional study design and the sampling technique used purposive sampling. The amount of sample which met the inclusion and exclusion criteria was 87 students. Data collected by giving questionnaires to 87 students. Cross-tabulation between perception and interests showed that the most interests of the respondent were seen in the moderate category in the perception of both functional and aesthetic aspects. The data were analyzed using the chi-square test with α = 0,05. Results: The relationship between the perception of late adolescence using fixed orthodontic appliance and interest towards of malocclusion treatment did not show a significant result with p = 0,351. Conclusions: There is no relationship between the perception of young adults using fixed orthodontic appliance and interest towards ofmalocclusion treatment in class of 2019 undergraduate students of Faculty of Dental Medicine Universitas Airlangga Surabaya

Assessing COVID-19 Related Knowledge And Perceptions Of Preventive Health Care Employees Working In Health Region Kalmunai-Sri Lanka

Shaikila Issadeen; Issadeen Aboobucker; RKAR Kariapper; Ikrima Rifath

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 6, Pages 418-426

According to Coronavirus disease Situation Report– 161 published by World Health Organization on 29 June 2020, globally 10 million cases and 500000 deaths and in Sri Lanka 2037 cases and 11deaths of COVID-19 had been reported . A poor understanding of the disease among Preventive Health care Employees might result in delayed treatment and rapid spread of the infection. This study aimed to investigate the knowledge and perceptions of Preventive health care Employees about COVID-19.A cross-sectional, study was conducted during June and July 2020, midst of COVID-19 outbreak in the country. A self-administered questionnaire with 25 survey item was used. A chi-square test was applied to investigate the level of association among variables, with significance set to P<.05. Out of 230 participants, 200 employees completed the survey and response rate was 86.95%.Among participants 71.5% (n=143) were female, 38.5% (n=77) were aged 40-49 years, and most of employees were Public Health Midwife (n=141, 370.5%) and least were Medical Officers of Health (n=11, 6%). Most participants (n=103, 51.3%) used Government web site to obtain information on COVID-19. A significant proportion of participants had poor knowledge on incubation period (n=41.20.5%) and more (n=187,93.5%)on complication of the disease. All the participants perceived very well about importance of taking travel history and category of waste related to patients (n=200,100%) and poorly (n=76,36%) perceived about the indication of personal protective equipment. Generally participant had moderate amount of knowledge (>57.62%) and positive perception (>69.01%) and Medical officers and Public Health Inspectors scored more than Public Health Midwife. As the global threat of COVID-19 continues to emerge, it was critical to improve the knowledge and perceptions of Preventive Health care Employees .Health ministry should provide a comprehensive and tailored educational and training programme, targeting all staff specially PHM , to promote preventive measures of COVID-19, to achieve equilibrium in terms of knowledge on COVID-19.

Factors related to cadre perceptions and behavior in promoting family planning at community health centers based on the Health Promotion Model (HPM)

Risniawati .; Tiyas Kusumaningrum; Aria Aulia Nastiti

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 5, Pages 741-745

Introduction: The coverage of family planning in Indonesia has yet been evenly distributed. The government, the private sector, and the community, including health cadres, have an important role to succeed the family planning program. Through cadres, family planning promotion can reach a wider community.
Aims: This study aims to explain the relationship between cadre perceptions and their behavior in promoting family planning based on the Health Promotion Model (HPM).
Method: The research design used was correlational with a cross-sectional approach. Participants were 200 cadres from the community health centers obtained by cluster sampling techniques. Participants filled the perception questionnaires and the data was analyzed using Spearman's rho test (α=0.05).
Results: The analysis showed that there were correlations between perceived benefits (r = 0.490), perceived barriers (r = 0.148), perceived self-efficacy (r = 0.420), activity-related effects (r = 0.165), and situational influence (r = 0.481) with cadres’ behavior in promoting family planning at the community health centers (p<α<0.05).
Conclusions: Positive perceived benefits of action, perceived barriers to action, perceived self-efficacy, activity-related effects, and high situational influence will increase the cadres’ good behavior in promoting family planning to the community. Cadres should enhance their knowledge and ability as well as foster their intention and enthusiasm to support family planning to the community.

Chalet and Resort Guests Expectation and Perception of the Quality Factors Using SERVQUAL Dimension

Muhd Khaizer Omar; NorArnie Sazerin Shamsul Azman; Rosnani Jusoh; Rahimah Jamaludin; Suhaida Abdul Kadir

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 589-608

This article propagates the guests feedback on tourism experience based on the three major quality factors: service, facility, and location. We employ a descriptive quantitative survey and utilize five dimensions of SERVQUAL to determine guests expectation and perception from lodging experience offered by the chalet and resort entrepreneurs along the beach coast of Pengkalan Balak, Malacca, Malaysia. A total of 152 tourists who stay at five selected chalets and resorts are selected using a random sampling technique for the sample of the study. The results of the analysis indicate that the guest expectation on the service quality, the facility, and the environment is higher compared to guest actual experience during their stay in the designated premises. It is evident that the customer satisfaction level is low and the lodging providers are advised to take proactive measures in ensuring the quality of the service, the facility and the convenience of the location are at the global standard. It is important to note that the findings do not generalize to other lodging facilities, for example, hotel and homestay services. The findings from this study projects and assists chalet and resort entrepreneurs to advocate salient improvement for quality standards which ultimately flourish customer satisfaction level and discern best strategies in promoting the beach coast of Pengkalan Balak to be one of the best coastlines and finest chosen tourism destination in Malaysia.

An insight among students of health sciences towards HIV/AIDS: A cross sectional study in coastal Karnataka

Ankitha Prem; Mahima Mishra; Suhan .; Smitha Nayak; Suman VB; Anupama N; Priyanka Arun Shirali; Rashmi Kaup Shiva

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 6, Pages 26-37

The objective of this paper is to assess the level of knowledge about HIV/AIDS among Interns of a Dental and Medical College. The data is collected through structured questionnaire by cross sectional study method with the sample size of 246. The model is tested on a context of Interns of dental and medical students for the first time. The present study has used a reflective measurement model. Due to the model complexity, the use of Partial Least Square-Structural Equation Modelling approach is found to be appropriate for the purpose of analysis of constructs and their corresponding data. The structural model has proved that the path coefficient value and empirical t values of exogenous latent variables on endogenous latent variable are above that threshold value in relationship between knowledge and trust as well as perception and trust except attitude and trust. The testing of hypothesis confirms the strong relationship between knowledge and trust as well as perception and trust. Based on the results of Importance Performance Matrix Analysis results corporate need focus on changing the perception of interns primarily. Hence,medical college must aim at increasing the performance of the target construct trust so their first priority should be to improve the performance aspects captured by the construct perception performance by improving its total effects as this construct has high chance to improve its total effect which in turn improves its performance.