Availability and Information Needs of Traditional Medicine in Urban Community, Surabaya, Indonesia

Yunita, Oeke and Heriwana, Fernanda Rizky Putri and Theterissa, Erlin and Jimmy, Jimmy (2022) Availability and Information Needs of Traditional Medicine in Urban Community, Surabaya, Indonesia. In: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Biological Science (ICBS 2021), 14-15 October 2021, Online.

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Official URL / DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.2991/absr.k.220406.082


Indonesian traditional medicine has been widely used in the urban community to treat several symptoms and prevent diseases before accessing the hospital for professional help. Information is critical in modern culture, since it aids in the development of people's health knowledge. The purpose of this study was to identify and ascertain the availability and information needs of traditional medicine at Surabaya, capital of East Java and Indonesia's third-largest city. This research is a cross-sectional survey. This study makes use of primary data gathered through questionnaires. Individuals who consumed various types of traditional medicine in Surabaya, Indonesia, were recruited in this study. Purposive sample was utilized; respondents who stayed in Surabaya already had experience with traditional medicine and were interested in consuming it for personal advantage. Results show that most respondents (51.4%, N=70) admitted to having herbal information and their source of information from internet media, mostly (91.4%) through search engines, health websites, and health applications. The study’s findings revealed that the urban community needs information about traditional medicine, especially about the dosage form, composition, and use. Based on data analysis, it can be concluded that respondents gain their knowledge about traditional medicine primarily from internet media. This preliminary survey provides valuable information to create an information system in the form of an application to facilitate the public to get all useful information about Indonesian Traditional Medicine.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Information needs; Survey; Traditional medicine; Urban community
Subjects: R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Divisions: Faculty of Pharmacy > Department of Pharmacy
Depositing User: Oeke Yunita, S.Si, M.Si. Apt (1161)
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2024 09:00
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2024 09:00
URI: http://repository.ubaya.ac.id/id/eprint/42709

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