Name of the activity: Breaking The Silence (BTS)
Program: Teaching Medical Skills
Contact information: contact [email protected] to get in touch with the Activity Coordinator
Type of the activity: Continuous Activity
Focus area: Soft Skills for medical practitioners
Sustainable Development Goals addressed: GOAL 3: GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
BTS (Breaking The Silence) is one of SCOME CIMSA FK Unpad activities which aims to train 26 medical students from Padjadjaran University and 2 doctors from Indonesian Medical Association in West Java about sign language and its application to communicate with patients, since now there are only a little of health workers that master sign language. This activity consists of lectures and physical examination practice. We conduct a pre-test, post-test, and give them some tasks for evaluation.
According to WHO, there are 466 million people with hearing loss globally. In Indonesia, deaf people reached 7.03% of the total number of disabled. Based on our assessment to Indonesian Medical Association, >50% of respondents didn’t master sign language. This can decrease health services quality for deaf and mute patients. Therefore, we plan Breaking The Silence (BTS) which aims to train sign language to Padjadjaran University’s medical students and doctors from Indonesian Medical Association.
Medical students, Doctors
People with disabilities
Increasing knowledge of pre-clinic students in Padjadjaran University and Indonesian Medical Association members in West Java about sign language which measured by 20% increase in post-test scores compared to the pre-test
Increasing communication skills of pre-clinic students in Padjadjaran University and Indonesian Medical Association members in West Java, especially in communicating with deaf and mute people
Growing a sense of concern among pre-clinic students in Padjadjaran University and Indonesian Medical Association members in West Java for deaf and mute patients.
Improving the quality of health services in Indonesia by equipping prospective doctors and doctors with the ability to communicate using sign language to reduce misunderstandings between doctors and deaf and/or mute patients.
Indicators of Success:
Increased knowledge of community targets which measured by 20% increase in post-test scores, compared to the pre-test in every intervention.
A minimum of 5 participants attend each intervention.
There are at least 2 active participants in every intervention
A minimum of 5 committees attend each intervention.
All resources person are present on the activity day with a delay tolerance of 15 minutes
The event ran on time according to the rundown with a delay tolerance of 10 minutes
The event runs according to the date set on the timeline with 3 times tolerance for changes
BTS (Breaking The Silence) is one of SCOME CIMSA FK Unpad activities which consists of five interventions, such as:
1st intervention on September 11th, 2022: Technical meeting and bonding with games related to sign language material that has been learned on the previous year
2nd intervention on September 24th, 2022: Sign language lecture especially about using it while communicating with patients. It was followed by a group session for practicing what has been given before.
3rd intervention on November 12th, 2022: Lecture about how to do a physical examination using sign language, followed by a group session.
4th intervention November 26th, 2022: Lecture about how to deliver the information if there is an abnormality in the results of the physical examination, followed by a group session.
5th intervention on December 18th, 2022: Do physical examination including checking of weight, height, blood sugar, blood pressure, and heart rate directly to deaf people at Quran Isyaroh House.
Plans for evaluation:
Conduct a pre-test and post-test via Google Form in each intervention except the 1st intervention, use a checklist to note the activity of participants, and count the number of participants and committee in each intervention using attendance form. As a follow-up method, we also give participants some tasks to remind them about the learning material.
We collaborate with several external partners such as the Indonesian Medical Association and Pusat Bahasa Isyarat Indonesia (PUSBISINDO). We also had the opportunity to get financial support from Bank BTN and Stem Cell Learning Center.
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