Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on the Modern Development of Humanities and Social Science

Diabetes Healthcare Awareness in Malaysia:Communication Medium Through Poster in Socioeconomic Patterns

Authors
Salinatin Mohamad Saleh, Mustaffa Halabi Hj. Azahari, Adzrool Idzwan Hj. Ismail, Husaini Yaacob
Corresponding Author
Salinatin Mohamad Saleh
Available Online December 2013.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/mdhss-13.2013.96How to use a DOI?
Keywords
poster; propaganda, diabetes healthcare,awareness, visual message
Abstract
Poster has been a medium of communication in public healthcare since World War I and II. It was used to channel the minds of the public towards one common insight and from this iconic milieu, poster propaganda has emerged globally. To date, health posters have been produced and distributed by the Ministry of Health Malaysia to the hospitals and healthcare centres. It has been used extensively in many areas of healthcare campaigns to evoke health awareness among the public. Nevertheless, many are not aware that health posters have been part of communication tool in health seminars, campaigns and exhibitions around the country. However, despite the usage as healthcare communication tools, diabetes statistic in Malaysia still increases drastically from 1.6 million in 2011 to 2.6 million in 2012. The huge increase invites an enquiry on the role of diabetic posters as communication medium in healthcare. This study explored public’s opinion in two areas of socioeconomic patterning through observations and interviews in five different regions of the country with two socioeconomic patterns; rural and urban. Beneficial entries goes to the Ministry of Health Malaysia towards understanding the role of diabetic poster as a communication medium in diabetic healthcare awareness among different socioeconomic patterning in Malaysia.
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Proceedings
2013 International Conference on the Modern Development of Humanities and Social Science
Part of series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
December 2013
ISBN
978-90786-77-90-1
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/mdhss-13.2013.96How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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