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Dikir Farmasi: folk songs for health education


Bahri, S and Lee, KS and Adenan, MA and Murugiah, MK and Khan, TM and Neoh, CF and Long, CM, Dikir Farmasi: folk songs for health education, Arts & Health, 8, (3) pp. 272-278. ISSN 1753-3015 (2016) [Refereed Article]


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2016 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

DOI: doi:10.1080/17533015.2016.1182195


In an effort to enhance public awareness, we develop Dikir Farmasi as an innovative approach to deliver health information. Dikir Farmasi combines the elements of dikir barat (a type of traditional folk song rhythm) and traditional sketches which are popular in the state of Kelantan, Malaysia. These sketches and dikir barat rhythmic songs, with lyrics touch on issues such as drug abuse and regulation are presented in an entertaining and humorous way. Health promotion messages are disseminated using Dikir Farmasi in the form of compact disks, video compact disks, stage performance, exhibition, social media, printed media (signboard, brochure and flyer).

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:traditional songs, sketches, health promotion, pharmacy practice, drug information, public health, health education
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences
Research Field:Clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Health education and promotion
UTAS Author:Long, CM (Ms Caroline Long)
ID Code:109240
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Pharmacy
Deposited On:2016-06-03
Last Modified:2017-10-23
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