Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medical Research https://journaljocamr.com/index.php/JOCAMR <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medical Research (ISSN: 2456-6276)</strong> aims to publish high quality papers (<a href="/index.php/JOCAMR/general-guideline-for-authors">Click here for Types of paper</a>) in the areas of Complementary, Alternative and Integrative medical research. By not excluding papers based on novelty, this journal facilitates the research and wishes to publish papers as long as they are technically correct and scientifically motivated. The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results. This is a quality controlled, OPEN peer-reviewed, open-access INTERNATIONAL journal.</p> en-US contact@journaljocamr.com (Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medical Research) contact@journaljocamr.com (Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medical Research) Fri, 17 May 2024 12:12:21 +0000 OJS 3.3.0.11 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Description of Wound Patterns on the Bodies of Murder Victims due to Blunt Violence at the Bhayangkara Tk General Hospital. I East Jakarta Police Health Center for the 2021 – 2022 Period https://journaljocamr.com/index.php/JOCAMR/article/view/537 <p>Murder is the behavior of a person or group of people that results in the loss of another person's life. Murder incidents can be motivated by various reasons so that someone plans or executes the murder of another person. Blunt trauma is a condition caused by mechanical violence from a blunt object. Blunt trauma can cause abrasions, contusions, lacerations, and fractures. This study aims to determine the pattern of wounds on the bodies of murder victims resulting from the blunt force at the Bhayangkara General Hospital Tk. I, Pusdokkes Polri, East Jakarta, for the period 2021 – 2022. This research uses a retrospective descriptive research method with a total sampling method using data from application letters for post-mortem and repertum and post-mortem et repertum for murder victims at the Pusdokkes Polri Hospital. The data results showed that there were 55 victims of murder due to blunt force, with the largest age distribution in the 31-40 year age group with 17 victims (30.9%). Based on gender, the highest number of victims were men - 28 victims (50.9%), while there were 27 victims (49.1%) for women. Based on the time group, the most incidents were found in 06.01-12.00 with 22 victims (40%). Based on the injury location group, the largest number of victims with injuries to the head and face was 51 victims (29.1%). Based on the type of violence, 41 victims (39.4%) had the most bruises on the head and face, 11 victims (47.8%) had the most bruises on the neck, and five victims had bruises on the shoulder (55.6%), at the chest location, the most abrasion wounds were found, namely ten victims (41.7%), at the back location there were nine victims (56.3%), at the stomach location the number of bruises was found at seven victims (58.3%), at the pelvic location there were abrasions and fractures each with one victim (50.0%), at the upper extremity location the most were bruises with 18 victims (40.9%), and at the location of the lower extremities found the highest number of bruises, namely 14 victims (41.2%).</p> Frisca Angreni, Theza Elizianno Andrew Pellondo'u, Aresta Redina Noor Copyright (c) 2024 Author(s). The licensee is the journal publisher. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. https://journaljocamr.com/index.php/JOCAMR/article/view/537 Fri, 17 May 2024 00:00:00 +0000 Effect of Sitting Positions on Lower Back Pain among Office Workers: A Case Study at the Directorate General of New, Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation (EBTKE) in 2022 https://journaljocamr.com/index.php/JOCAMR/article/view/538 <p>A condition known as lower back pain occurs when the back hurts so much that it makes routine tasks difficult. Employees who use computers for work and spend much time sitting during the day can pose ergonomic risks. This research aims to determine whether the incidence of low back pain in employees of the Office of the Directorate General of New, Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation (EBTKE) in 2022 is related to sitting posture while working. An analytical survey with a cross-sectional approach is the research method used. The research tool used is a questionnaire that collects primary data. After the data was calculated using the Slovin method, 53 respondents were selected randomly and used as samples. The results showed that there was no relationship between the division of departments (p=0.68) and the incidence of low back pain, but there was a relationship between sitting posture (p=0.605) and this condition, there was no relationship between slouched posture (p0.001) and conditions, and there was no relationship between the amount of time spent sitting at work (p=0.105).</p> Nur Nunu Prihantini, Nabila Berkati Susanti, Patar Hutagalung, Wendy Hendrika Copyright (c) 2024 Author(s). The licensee is the journal publisher. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. https://journaljocamr.com/index.php/JOCAMR/article/view/538 Sat, 18 May 2024 00:00:00 +0000 The Relationship between Smoking and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) in Students at the Faculty of Law, Indonesian Christian University Class (2018-2021) https://journaljocamr.com/index.php/JOCAMR/article/view/539 <p>Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a condition of obstruction/narrowing of the upper airway during sleep, which results in cessation of breathing for some time. OSA can be experienced in all age groups, and as many as 56% reported having symptoms of excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS). Smoking can cause abnormal changes in the upper respiratory tract, both histologically and physiologically. Several mechanisms have been hypothesized to explain how smoking increases the risk of developing OSA. This study aimed to determine the relationship between smoking and OSA in law faculty students at the Indonesian Christian University Class of 2018-2021. The method used in this research is analytic observational with a cross-sectional study design. The sampling technique used simple random sampling of 94 respondents. The primary data was obtained using the ESS questionnaire and smoking history, and then the data were analyzed using the Chi-Square statistical test. Statistical test results obtained p value = 0.214. There is no relationship between smoking and OSA in law faculty students at the Indonesian Christian University class 2018-2021, which is the conclusion of this study.</p> Lina Marlina, Fransiskus Harf Poluan Copyright (c) 2024 Author(s). The licensee is the journal publisher. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. https://journaljocamr.com/index.php/JOCAMR/article/view/539 Sat, 18 May 2024 00:00:00 +0000 Assess Nurse's Knowledge toward Venous Thrombosis at Al-sharqat General Hospital https://journaljocamr.com/index.php/JOCAMR/article/view/540 <p><strong>Background and Aims</strong><strong>: </strong>A blood clot that is stuck in a deep vein is known as deep vein thrombosis, while a blood clot that has broken loose and migrated to the lungs is known as a pulmonary embolus. Thrombotic disorders are the world's most common cause of high mortality and morbidity among preventable diseases was to assess nurse's knowledge toward venous thrombosis at AL-Sharqat General Hospital and relationship between knowledge and their demographic data.</p> <p><strong>Study Design:</strong> A descriptive study.</p> <p><strong>Place and Duration of Study:</strong> Sample: This study was conducted at Al-Sharqat General Hospital in critical care unit and surgical department, between&nbsp; November 2023 and May 2024.</p> <p><strong>Methodology</strong><strong>:</strong> A purposive sample (non-probability) consisting of (25) nurses was selected from nurses who work in the critical care units and surgical department.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong> The results showed that over half of the participants were female nurses, making up the majority of the group. These nurses had graduated from nursing institutes and had between one and five years of experience, without having attended any training courses. Results show that&nbsp; nurses knowledge related to venous thrombosis was poor to moderate and there were no significant relationship between nurse's knowledge and their demographic data at P-value &gt;0.05.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong> Nurses working in the surgical department, emergency units, and critical care units had poor knowledge regarding venous thrombosis because their education level was low and they had not attended training courses.</p> Ismail Younes Mohammed, Abid Salih Kumait Copyright (c) 2024 Author(s). The licensee is the journal publisher. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. https://journaljocamr.com/index.php/JOCAMR/article/view/540 Sat, 25 May 2024 00:00:00 +0000