The Effect of Education Using PowerPoint on Students' Knowledge Regarding Self-Medication of Common Cold Drugs


Self-medication is a treatment that is carried out independently without getting advice from a doctor. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of education using PowerPoint slides on students’ knowledge about self-medication of common cold medicines at the Luhur Islamic Boarding School in Malang City. This was preexperimental research with a one group pre-test post-test design. 68 students were recruited through non-probability purposive sampling. A questionnaire was given pre-test and post-test and the data were analyzed by univariate and bivariate analysis. Bivariate analysis was conducted using the Wilcoxon test. Based on the results, it could be concluded that there was a significant influence of education on the knowledge of the students of the Malang City Luhur Islamic Boarding School about self-medication of common cold medicines.

Keywords: common cold, education, PowerPoint slide, knowledge level

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