GAMBARAN PRAKTIK PENGGUNAAN DAN PENGETAHUAN MASYARAKAT KABUPATEN SUBANG TENTANG SUPLEMEN VITAMIN C
Mahbub Abdul Ghoni, Apt. Niken Nur Widyakusuma, M.Sc.2023 | Skripsi | FARMASI
Lack of public knowledge about the proper use of vitamin C will potentially cause health problems. This study aims to evaluate the health practice and knowledge of the people in Subang Regency regarding the consumption of vitamin C supplements and their relationship with sociodemographic characteristics. Descriptive quantitative research was carried out through data collection using a questionnaire. Samples were taken by means of convenience sampling. Descriptive statistical analysis was used to analyze the data, while the relationship was analyzed using a 2x2 chi-square crosstabulation test.
The results of the study on 123 respondents showed that solution (68.29%) and lozenges (62.60%) were the most widely consumed dosage forms with the majority of respondents consuming 1 dose per day. The reason they take these supplements is to fulfill their nutritional needs. As much as 19.51% of respondents reported experiencing side effects, with stomach cramps (7 people) being the most common side effect. Pharmacies (56.10%) and supermarkets (45.53%) were the main sources for obtaining vitamin C supplements. About 38.12% of respondents had good knowledge, with an average score of 11.04 ± 1.451 from the highest score 15. There was no relationship between sociodemographic characteristics, health practices, and knowledge about vitamin C supplements because it had a p-value above 0.05.
The public needs a program regarding vitamin C supplements, considering that the majority of respondents gave incorrect answers in this study.
Kata Kunci : Praktik Penggunaan, Pengetahuan, Suplemen, Vitamin C