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The Use of Supplements by Yogyakarta Residents During Covid-19 Pandemic

Journal: International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Publications (Vol.4, No. 5)

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Page : 89-91

Keywords : Covid-19; herbal supplements; non-herbal supplements.;

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The increase in the use of health supplements occurred during the covid-19 pandemic. This is due to the need to maintain and improve the body's immune system in preventing infection with COVID-19. The types of supplements that are widely circulated in Indonesia and are widely used by the public are herbal and nonherbal supplements. The two types of supplements are usually used as self-medication by the community based on the information and knowledge that they have or receive from trusted sources. This research is a descriptive study. The sampling technique used the cluster sampling method by dividing according to the districts in DIY, namely the City of Yogyakarta, Sleman, Bantul, Gunung Kidul and Kulon Progo based on predetermined inclusion criteria. Data collection was carried out using a questionnaire and data analysis was completed by descriptive statistics. Respondents in this study were 105 people. Based on the data on the characteristics of the respondents, the highest age groups were 25-55 year old or 47%. Most respondents are female with a total of 57%. The education level of the most respondents is Senior High School, which was 48%. The type of supplement widely used by respondents was non-herbal supplement (37%). A total of 59% of respondents answered that the main reason for choosing supplements was the price and the most common goal was to increase the body's immunity. Advertising is the largest source of product information (33%) and respondents choose to purchase supplement products directly (82%). Respondents routinely use supplements during COVID-19 pandemic to boost their immune system. The use of non-herbal supplements is higher than herbal supplements by considering its price. Most supplement product information is obtained from advertisements and the products were often purchased directly rather than through online

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