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CBIA : improving the quality of self-medication through mothers' active learning

SURYAWATI, Sri
2003

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Self-medication is beneficial for the treatment of minor ailments but only if there is sufficient knowledge about the correct use of medicines. This article looks at the pieces of information required by mothers for appropriate self-medication. CBIA (Cara Belajar Ibu Aktif) is an abbreviation for Mothers' Active Learning Method. CBIA uses a problem-based approach and self learning process. Information printed on the pharmaceutical package is used as training material. The training is intended to empower mothers to seek and critically assess information on the drugs they commonly use and to increase drug procurement efficiency in households. The article looks at conducting CBIA sessions and how far it is an effective method. The CBIA approach was found to be effective in increasing knowledge and reducing the number of medical products used and mothers found this type of problem-based learning to be enjoyable

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