BTS 3rd Intervention - SCOME CIMSA UI

BTS 3rd Intervention - SCOME CIMSA UI


BTS 3rd Intervention
(Breaking The Silence)

FKUI students have a specific set of academic schedules and are not able to freely take subjects from another faculty. However, understanding sign language as a doctor can be essential in eliminating the communication barrier between patient and doctor. Out of 106 FKUI students assessed, the average score of questionnaire about sign language knowledge is 3.26, which is considered as low. Therefore, sign language training for FKUI students is needed so they can communicate with deaf patients in the clinical year. This year, we held a community development about sign language, Breaking The Silence (BTS).

The objective of BTS is to train the organizing committee, who are a medical student, in understanding sign language, communicate in accordance to deaf culture by understanding deaf culture, organizing a good community development activity with the effort to increase medical student awareness about sign language and deaf culture, and improving FKUI student skill in understanding sign language that are expected to be useful for effective communication with people with hard of hearing  as a patient at healthcare service in clinical year. 

BTS, an abbreviation for Breaking The Silence, is a community development held by SCOME CIMSA UI. The goal of this program is to increase the knowledge of FKUI student sign language. We held our third intervention on Saturday, October 9th 2021 via online meeting, Zoom. On our third intervention, we educate our target community, FKUI students, about common medical terms in sign language.

The intervention started at 9 am with a warm welcome and pretest. After the pretest, we proceed to ice breaking games where the participant will play a game about sign language. Then, the participant is divided into two breakout room to have training about about medical terms such as the word doctor, nurse, and many other common words in sign language. 

The participants are very interactive and enthusiastic, both in the game and training session. Many of the participants were very eager to test their knowledge and perform the learned sign language. The opportunities to try the sign language themselves and communicate with the sign language were very fun and engaging, while applying the learned subjects to applicable communication. There is 192,5% increase in participant knowledge, from the mean of pretest at 32% to posttest at 93.6%, indicating participant’s knowledge improvement.

We finished the third intervention at about 12 pm. We hope that BTS’s third intervention gives meaningful experiences and increases the knowledge about how to introduce ourselves and communicate in sign language, especially for FKUI students.


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