Social Media Line as a Health Promotion Media of Adolescent Oral Hygiene
Problems related to adolescents’ oral hygiene are generally due to a lack of information, understanding, and awareness to maintain good oral hygiene. Riset Kesehatan Dasar results in 2018 showed 55.6% of adolescents aged 10-14 years and 51.9% of adolescents aged 15-19 years suffered from oral health diseases. The majority of social media users in Indonesia are adolescents, the provision of health information through social media Line can be used as a promotion media of adolescents’ oral hygiene. To determine the effectiveness of the social media "Line" for promoting adolescents' oral hygiene. This quasi-experimental research uses the intervention group and the control group (nonequivalent control group design). The research sample was students of SMP IT Al Furqon Palembang with 46 students. Instruments are used in the form of a questionnaire and OHI-S index. Analysis data was processed using the Wilcoxon test and Independent t-test. Wilcoxon test showed there were differences in the improvement of knowledge level (p=0.007) and OHI-S index (p=0.005) before and after intervention using social media "Line". Independent t-test showed there were differences in the improvement of knowledge level (p=0.001) and OHI-S index (p=0.001) between the intervention group and the control group. So it can be concluded that there were the effect of social media Line as a health promotion media in the improvement of knowledge level and OHI-S index in adolescents.
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