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Mobile apps application to improve safety and health knowledge, attitude and practice among university students


Syed Ismail, Sharifah Norkhadijah and Rangga, Josfirin Uding and Rasdi, Irniza and Abdul Rahman, Umi Raihana and Abu Samah, Mohd Armi (2018) Mobile apps application to improve safety and health knowledge, attitude and practice among university students. Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, 14 (SP1). pp. 47-55. ISSN 1675-8544; ESSN: 2636-9346


Introduction: The application of M-learning or mobile application (app) as a tool to disseminate occupational safety and health (OSH) information among students and staff in the university, to replace the use of conventional notice-board was assessed in this study. Materials and Methods: Study was conducted between February to March 2016 and involved 124 respondents from health sciences program in Universiti Putra Malaysia. OSH information was incorporated into a mobile-app using online software and respondents were requested to use the app for fourteen days. A self-administered questionnaire was used to assess the level of knowledge, attitude and practice of respondents before and after using the app. Results: The mobile app has significantly increased the knowledge score among respondents (z = -7.331, p<0.001). The mean (SD) of knowledge score has increased from 24.39 (5.84) to 30.40 (4.97). The attitude score also has significantly increased from 12.85 (2.04) to 14.02 (2.42) (z= -4.587, p<0.001). The mobile app was not significantly changed the practice (z= -0.688, p=0.491) and the perception among respondents (z= -0.337, p=0.736). Respondents stated that the app was user-friendly (49.4%, N=61), easy to access (N= 64, 51.6%), and have interesting contents (N= 63, 50.8%). They believed continuous used of the app may improve their knowledge (N= 64, 51.6%), and increase their awareness (N= 67, 54.0%) on safety and health. Conclusion: The M-learning (mobile app) has a potential to be used to promote the safety and health culture among students on the campus.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
Publisher: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Notes: Special Issues: Advancement in Health Sciences
Keywords: Knowledge; Attitude; Practice; Safety and health; Mobile app
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2019 03:56
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2019 03:56
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/66141
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