Factors Affecting the Level of Community Knowledge on the Use of Antacid Medication


Knowledge can be affected by internal and external factors. Internal factors include education, age, occupation and experience, while external factors include the environment, economy and information. The purpose of this study was to determine the level of public knowledge of the use of antacid drugs in several pharmacies in Lowokwaru District, Malang City. This was a descriptive study that examined health problems that occur in this particular community. This study used a cross-sectional approach. Incidental or accidental sampling was used to obtain 96 respondents. The results of the Chi-square test showed that, among the 7 factors examined, there were 2 factors that had a significant influence on the level of public knowledge about the self-medication of antacid drugs, namely education (p < 0.001) and employment (p = 0.005).

Keywords: ulcer, drug use, antacids, self-medication, knowledge level

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