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RESPONSE OF LONG-TERM MEMORY TO MOLECULAR CHANGES OF BDNF IN HIPPOCAMPUS IN VARIOUS INTENSITIES OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY Lubis, Leonardo; Setiawan, Setiawan
International Journal of Integrated Health Sciences Vol 4, No 2 (2016)
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Objective: To analyze the physiological response of long-term memory (LTM) to the molecular changes of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in the hippocampus by the treatment of various intensities of physical activity. Methods: Subjects were 7?8 week old male Wistar rats weighed between 201?250 grams. This study was an experimental study with pre-(day-1) and post-(day-14) design. Molecular changes reflected by the changes in the expression of mRNA and protein of BDNF in the hippocampus. Treatment of physical activity on the subjects was running on the Animal Treadmill by grouping of the physical activity: light intensity at a speed of 10 m/min, moderate intensity at a speed of 20 m/min and heavy intensity at a speed of 30 m/min. The treatment?s duration was 30 minutes.Then, analysis of data on pre (day-1) and post (day-14) which were: LTM response based on travel time swimming test, the expression of mRNA (Ct) and protein (%) of BDNF in hippocampus based on RT-PCR and immunohistochemistry. Results: The results showed that moderate intensity group caused the better physiological and molecular responses than the other groups, as follows: travel time (0.6260 vs 0.7270 vs 0.9400 vs. 1.4000 seconds (p<0.05)), mRNA BDNF expression (17.2320 vs 18.8800 vs 19.7540 vs 20.7750 Ct (p<0.05)), and hippocampal BDNF protein expression. Conclusions: The study conclude that the moderate intensity is the best physical activity to improve LTM as showed by the BDNF mRNA expression as well as BDNF protein in hippocampus. Keywords: Intensity, long-term memory, brain-derived neurotrophic factor, hippocampus DOI: 10.15850/ijihs.v4n2.839
CORRELATION BETWEEN LEARNING COMFORT AND THE RISK OF MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDER IN ANATOMY LABORATORIUM ACTIVITY BASED ON RULA METHOD Lubis, Leonardo; Putri, Jesslyn Christianningrum; Ardisasmita, Mulya Nurmansyah
International Journal of Integrated Health Sciences Vol 7, No 1 (2019)
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Objective: To describe learning comfort in the anatomy class of the Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Padjadjaran as one of the learning facilities, to assess the risk of musculoskeletal disorders in students, and to observe correlation between learning comfort and the risk of musculoskeletal disorders in students. Method: A cross sectional research design conducted to the participants that were students from batch 2017 (second year), faculty of Medicine, Universitas Padjadjaran as the population sample. Data were taken using a Likert scale questionnaire (very uncomfortable?very comfortable) about the comfort aspects in the class, meanwhile the risk of musculoskeletal disorders were assessed by using Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA). After data collection, there were 106 respondents with complete data, then the data were processed by using descriptive statistical analyses. The correlation between the two variables was analyzed using the Gamma correlation test.Results: Majority of the students were very comfortable with the aspects of learning comfort (majority scale 5), except in aspects of furniture, work area, room aroma, personal storage area, maintenance and repair. A moderate risk level of musculoskeletal disorders (58.5%) was found in the majority of the students. There was a relative significant relationship  between learning comfort and the risk of musculoskeletal disorders in the aspect of colors (?=0.445, p<0.01).Conclusion: There is a significant relationship between learning comfort in the aspect of colors and the risk of musculoskeletal disorders. Other aspects do not indicate a significant relationship.Keywords: Learning comfort, risk of musculoskeletal disorders, RULA 
RESPON FISIOLOGIS LONG-TERM MEMORY TERHADAP PERUBAHAN MOLEKULER BDNF DI HIPOKAMPUS DAN PLASMA DARAH PADA BERBAGAI INTENSITAS AKTIVITAS FISIK TIKUS WISTAR Lubis, Leonardo; Purba, Ambrosius; Setiawan, Setiawan; Sutadipura, Nugraha
Indonesian Journal of Applied Sciences Vol 4, No 2 (2014)
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AbstractLong-term memory (LTM) is a physiological response of the nervous system that involves brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in the hippocampus. LTM is the result of repeatedly and long-term potentiation of BDNF in the hippocampus. Beside of the hippocampus, BDNF can also be found in the blood plasma. Physical activity is one of the factors that play a role in the potentiation of BDNF in the hippocampus and blood plasma. But not yet known, the mechanism of the effect of physical activity in various intensity on the physiological respons of LTM and molecular changes of BDNF both in the hippocampus and the blood plasma. Similarly, unknown link between BDNF in the blood plasma with the molecular changes of BDNF in the hippocampus on the physiological  response mechanism of LTM. The purpose of this study was to analyze the physiological response of LTM to the molecular changes of BDNF in the hippocampus and blood plasma in the treatment of various intensities of wistar rats' physical activity. Subjects were male Wistar rats with 7-8 weeks of age and weighing between 201-250 grams. This research is an experimental study with pre (day-1) and post (day-14) design. LTM physiological response reflected by differences of travel time in swimming test. Molecular changes reflected by the changes in the expression of mRNA and protein of BDNF in the hippocampus and blood plasma BDNF. Treatment of physical activity on the subjects is running on the Animal Treadmill with grouping of the physical activity: light intensity at a speed of 10m/min, moderate intensity at a speed of 20 m/min and heavy intensity at a speed of 30 m/min. The treatment on the subjects with a duration of 30 minutes.Then, analysis of data on pre (day-1) and post (day-14) which are : LTM response based on travel time swimming test, the expression of mRNA and protein of BDNF in hippocampus based on RT-PCR and  immunohistochemistry and blood plasma BDNF expression by ELISA. The results showedthat moderate-intensity of physical activity is better in shortening the travel time (0.6260 vs 0.7270 vs 0.9400 vs 1.4000 min (p <0.05)), increase the expression of BDNF mRNA (17.2320 vs. 18.8800 vs 19.7540 vs 20.7750 Ct (p <0.05)), increase the expression of BDNF protein in the hippocampus by immunohistochemical staining preparations, as well as improving blood plasma BDNF levels (237.50010 vs. 102.67860 vs. 49.10720 vs. 7.14290 pg/ml (p <0.05)) compared with the light intensity, heavy intensity and control (t = -7.618 vs. -6.083 vs. -7.889 vs. -1.549, p <0.05 ). Similarly, in the group of moderate intensity physical activity, correlation and functional relationship between LTM with BDNF mRNA expression (Pearson r = -0.0764, p <0.05),  ippocampal BDNF protein (Spearman's rho: Body cell: r = -0.582 ; Axon: r = -0.436, p <0.05) and blood plasma BDNF levels (Pearson: r = 0.671, p <0.05), which is stronger than the light intensity, heavy intensity of physical activity and control (r2 = 100%, r2 = 96.7% = 65.7% r2, r2 = 17.8%). The conclusion was the moderate intensity of physical activity most well improve the LTM physiological response to the molecular changes of BDNF in the hippocampus and the blood plasma of Wistar rat.Key words: Intensity, LTM, BDNF, hippocampus, plasma
Differences of Anxiety Levels between Students of Natural Sciences and Social Studies Major Based on School Environmental Factors in Senior High Schools with Rintisan Sekolah Bertaraf Internasional Scheme Putri, Arviana Adamantina; Lubis, Leonardo; Sutaryan, Tatang Muchtar
Althea Medical Journal Vol 1, No 2 (2014)
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Background: Senior High Schools with Rintisan Sekolah Bertaraf Internasional (RSBI) scheme are senior high schools that pilot international standards in learning methods and high curriculum targets. This factor may lead to a rise of anxiety amongst students, both for students in Natural Sciences major and Social Studies major. There are three factors which cause anxiety in the school environment, namely: dissatisfaction towards the curriculum, the teacher, and the school management.Methods: This study used retrospective cohort design. Subjects were selected using the convenience sampling method. Natural Sciences students (n=32) and Social Studies students (n=14) had their anxiety level measured using the Taylor Manifest Anxiety Scale. The dissatisfaction towards the school environment factors was assessed using a school evaluation questionnaire.Results: The anxiety measurement showed that students in both Natural Sciences and Social Studies major experienced severe anxiety (Natural Sciences vs. Social Studies: 75% vs. 86%). The study results based on the school evaluation questionnaire showed dissatisfactions towards the three school environmental factors (curriculum factor, Natural Sciences vs. Social Studies: 59% vs. 64%; teacher factor, Natural Sciences vs. Social Studies: 3% vs. 43%; school management factor, Natural Sciences vs. Social Studies: 3% vs. 14%). The chi-square test results showed that the difference in the anxiety levels between the students of Natural Sciences and Social Studies majors was insignificant (p>0.05).Conclusions: Students of Natural Sciences and Social Studies majors of senior high schools with RSBI scheme experienced severe anxiety. However, there is no strong evidence that the school environment causes this severe anxiety. Keywords: Anxiety Level, Natural Sciences, Senior High School with RSBI Scheme, School Environment Factors, Social Studies Perbedaan Tingkat Kecemasan antara Siswa Kelas Ilmu Pengetahuan Alam dan Siswa Kelas Sosial Berdasarkan Faktor Lingkungan Sekolah di Sekolah Menengah Atas Rintisan Sekolah Bertaraf InternasionalLatar Belakang: Sekolah Menengah Atas Rintisan Sekolah Bertaraf Internasional (SMA RSBI) adalah sekolah menengah atas yang menggunakan standar internasional dalam metode pembelajaran dan kurikulum.  Faktor ini dapat menyebabkan kenaikan kecemasan di kalangan siswa, baik bagi siswa kelas Ilmu Pengetahuan Alam dan siswa kelas Ilmu Sosial. Ada tiga faktor yang menyebabkan kecemasan di lingkungan sekolah, yaitu: ketidakpuasan terhadap kurikulum, guru, dan manajemen sekolah.Metode: Penelitian ini menggunakan desain kohort retrospektif. Subjek dipilih dengan menggunakan metode convenience sampling. Tingkat kecemasan siswa kelas Ilmu Pengetahuan Alam (n = 32) dan siswa kelas Ilmu Sosial (n = 14) diukur dengan menggunakan Skala Kecemasan Taylor Manifest. Ketidakpuasan terhadap faktor lingkungan sekolah dinilai menggunakan kuesioner evaluasi sekolah.Hasil: Pengukuran kecemasan menunjukkan bahwa siswa di kelas Ilmu Pengetahuan Alam dan Ilmu Sosial sama sama pernah mengalami kecemasan yang berat (Ilmu Pengetahuan Alam vs Studi Sosial: 75% vs 86%). Hasil penelitian berdasarkan kuesioner evaluasi sekolah menunjukkan ketidakpuasan terhadap tiga faktor lingkungan sekolah (faktor kurikulum, Ilmu Pengetahuan Alam vs Studi Sosial: 59% vs 64%; faktor guru, Ilmu Pengetahuan Alam vs Studi Sosial: 3% vs 43 faktor manajemen sekolah, Ilmu Pengetahuan Alam vs Ilmu Sosial;%: 3% vs 14%). Hasil uji chi-square menunjukkan bahwa perbedaan tingkat kecemasan antara siswa kelas Ilmu Pengetahuan Alam dan siswa kelas Ilmu Sosial jurusan tidak signifikan (p> 0,05).Simpulan: Siswa kelas Ilmu Pengetahuan Alam dan kelas Ilmu Sosial di SMA RSBI mengalami kecemasan yang berat. Namun, tidak ada bukti kuat yang menunjukkan bahwa lingkungan sekolah sebagai penyebab kecemasan yang berat ini.Kata kunci: Tingkat Kecemasan, Ilmu Pengetahuan Alam, SMA RSBI, Faktor Lingkungan Sekolah, Ilmu Sosial DOI: 10.15850/amj.v1n2.348
KORELASI ANTARA OBESITAS ANAK DENGAN NADI ISTIRAHAT, TEKANAN DARAH, KADAR BDNF, DAN KEBUGARAN Lubis, Leonardo; Fani, Regina Chintya; Rossanti, Rini; Purba, Ambrosius
Jurnal Kedokteran Brawijaya Vol 30, No 4 (2019)
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Obesitas pada anak merupakan manifestasi sindroma metabolik yang dapat memengaruhi sistem kardiovaskular seperti nadi dan tekanan darah, yang disebabkan oleh kombinasi antara kurangnya aktivitas fisik dan pola makan yang berlebih. Aktivitas fisik yang kurang, tidak hanya memengaruhi tingkat kebugaran, tetapi dapat pula memengaruhi ekspresi protein Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) yang merupakan biomarker untuk fungsi kognitif. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui hubungan obesitas terhadap komponen kardiovaskular, tingkat kebugaran dan BDNF. Penelitian analitik-korelatif dilakukan pada siswa SD dan SMP berusia 9-14 tahun dengan status Indeks Masa Tubuh (IMT) obesitas sesuai grafik pertumbuhan versi Centers for Desease Control and Prevention (CDC). Tes kebugaran fisik dilakukan berdasarkan Asian Committee on the Standardization of Physical Fitness Test (ACSPFT) sedangkan kadar BDNF serum diketahui melalui metode Enzyme link Immunoabsorbent Assay (ELISA). Hasil analisis Pearson menunjukkan korelasi yang signifikan antara IMT dengan nadi istirahat pada anak usia 9-14 tahun yang mengalami obesitas. Korelasi yang signifikan antara IMT dengan tekanan darah, BDNF serum dan tingkat kebugaran belum dapat dibuktikan. Dengan demikian, anak obesitas berusia 9-14 tahun cenderung mengalami penurunan fungsi sistem kardiovaskular meskipun tidak terlihat pengaruhnya terhadap BDNF serum dan tingkat kebugarannya.
Differences of Anxiety Levels between Students of Natural Sciences and Social Studies Major Based on School Environmental Factors in Senior High Schools with Rintisan Sekolah Bertaraf Internasional Scheme Putri, Arviana Adamantina; Lubis, Leonardo; Sutaryan, Tatang Muchtar
Althea Medical Journal Vol 1, No 2 (2014)
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Background: Senior High Schools with Rintisan Sekolah Bertaraf Internasional (RSBI) scheme are senior high schools that pilot international standards in learning methods and high curriculum targets. This factor may lead to a rise of anxiety amongst students, both for students in Natural Sciences major and Social Studies major. There are three factors which cause anxiety in the school environment, namely: dissatisfaction towards the curriculum, the teacher, and the school management.Methods: This study used retrospective cohort design. Subjects were selected using the convenience sampling method. Natural Sciences students (n=32) and Social Studies students (n=14) had their anxiety level measured using the Taylor Manifest Anxiety Scale. The dissatisfaction towards the school environment factors was assessed using a school evaluation questionnaire.Results: The anxiety measurement showed that students in both Natural Sciences and Social Studies major experienced severe anxiety (Natural Sciences vs. Social Studies: 75% vs. 86%). The study results based on the school evaluation questionnaire showed dissatisfactions towards the three school environmental factors (curriculum factor, Natural Sciences vs. Social Studies: 59% vs. 64%; teacher factor, Natural Sciences vs. Social Studies: 3% vs. 43%; school management factor, Natural Sciences vs. Social Studies: 3% vs. 14%). The chi-square test results showed that the difference in the anxiety levels between the students of Natural Sciences and Social Studies majors was insignificant (p>0.05).Conclusions: Students of Natural Sciences and Social Studies majors of senior high schools with RSBI scheme experienced severe anxiety. However, there is no strong evidence that the school environment causes this severe anxiety. Keywords: Anxiety Level, Natural Sciences, Senior High School with RSBI Scheme, School Environment Factors, Social Studies Perbedaan Tingkat Kecemasan antara Siswa Kelas Ilmu Pengetahuan Alam dan Siswa Kelas Sosial Berdasarkan Faktor Lingkungan Sekolah di Sekolah Menengah Atas Rintisan Sekolah Bertaraf InternasionalLatar Belakang: Sekolah Menengah Atas Rintisan Sekolah Bertaraf Internasional (SMA RSBI) adalah sekolah menengah atas yang menggunakan standar internasional dalam metode pembelajaran dan kurikulum.  Faktor ini dapat menyebabkan kenaikan kecemasan di kalangan siswa, baik bagi siswa kelas Ilmu Pengetahuan Alam dan siswa kelas Ilmu Sosial. Ada tiga faktor yang menyebabkan kecemasan di lingkungan sekolah, yaitu: ketidakpuasan terhadap kurikulum, guru, dan manajemen sekolah.Metode: Penelitian ini menggunakan desain kohort retrospektif. Subjek dipilih dengan menggunakan metode convenience sampling. Tingkat kecemasan siswa kelas Ilmu Pengetahuan Alam (n = 32) dan siswa kelas Ilmu Sosial (n = 14) diukur dengan menggunakan Skala Kecemasan Taylor Manifest. Ketidakpuasan terhadap faktor lingkungan sekolah dinilai menggunakan kuesioner evaluasi sekolah.Hasil: Pengukuran kecemasan menunjukkan bahwa siswa di kelas Ilmu Pengetahuan Alam dan Ilmu Sosial sama sama pernah mengalami kecemasan yang berat (Ilmu Pengetahuan Alam vs Studi Sosial: 75% vs 86%). Hasil penelitian berdasarkan kuesioner evaluasi sekolah menunjukkan ketidakpuasan terhadap tiga faktor lingkungan sekolah (faktor kurikulum, Ilmu Pengetahuan Alam vs Studi Sosial: 59% vs 64%; faktor guru, Ilmu Pengetahuan Alam vs Studi Sosial: 3% vs 43 faktor manajemen sekolah, Ilmu Pengetahuan Alam vs Ilmu Sosial;%: 3% vs 14%). Hasil uji chi-square menunjukkan bahwa perbedaan tingkat kecemasan antara siswa kelas Ilmu Pengetahuan Alam dan siswa kelas Ilmu Sosial jurusan tidak signifikan (p> 0,05).Simpulan: Siswa kelas Ilmu Pengetahuan Alam dan kelas Ilmu Sosial di SMA RSBI mengalami kecemasan yang berat. Namun, tidak ada bukti kuat yang menunjukkan bahwa lingkungan sekolah sebagai penyebab kecemasan yang berat ini.Kata kunci: Tingkat Kecemasan, Ilmu Pengetahuan Alam, SMA RSBI, Faktor Lingkungan Sekolah, Ilmu Sosial DOI: 10.15850/amj.v1n2.348
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PROFILE OF THE PROFESSORS OF PADJADJARAN UNIVERSITY BASED ON GLOBAL PHYSICAL ACTIVITY QUESTIONNAIRE Maulida, Mutia Nur; Lubis, Leonardo; Sari, Dian Marta
Folia Medica Indonesiana Vol 53, No 4 (2017): December 2017
Publisher : Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Airlangga

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Physical activity is one of the factors which determines one’s health and fitness, including the professors of Padjadjaran University, as it might support their academic performances. Global Physical Activity Questionnaire (GPAQ) may describe physical activity. The purpose of this study was to describe physical activity profile of the professors of Padjadjaran University based on GPAQ. Physical activity profile which was classified as gender, age group, recommendation fulfillment, and intensity variables by present-ing quantity (n) and percentage (%) was obtained from 141 professors who fulfilled the inclusion criteria. The result of this des-criptive-quantitative study showed that 109 of the respondents were male, and 32 were female. According to WHO age group cate-gories, 35 respondents were middle aged, 78 were elderly, and 28 were late elderly. Fifty-eight respondents (41.1%) did not fulfill minimal recommendation for physical activity, 114 respondents (80.8%) underwent moderate activity and 29 respondents (20.6%) underwent vigorous activity. Therefore, it can be concluded that professors of Padjadjaran University, which were mostly middle-aged men, did not fulfill minimal recommendation for physical activities, although many of them underwent moderate activities in their daily routines.
Short-term Memory Comparison between Stunted and Non-Stunted Groups Sadikin, Irma Suwandi; Lubis, Leonardo; Djais, Julistio T. B.
Althea Medical Journal Vol 5, No 3 (2018)
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Background: Long-term insufficient nutritional needs will directly impact on the development and maturation of brain function. Disruption of development and maturation process in the brain is associated with decreased cognitive abilities. Frequently, the effect of long-term nutritional insufficiency has also height deficits called stunting.This study aimed to compare the short-term memory between stunted and non-stunted groups.Methods: A comparative study was conducted on 30 children in a non stunted group and 30 children in a stunted group. Children in both groups were selected from one of the elementary schools in Jatinangor using the simple random sampling method toward 3–5 for grade and 8–10 for age groups. The measurement of memory aspects for short-term memory used the Digit Span Test (forward and backward) and Simbol Modality Test. Results: The collected data were in normal and not normal distribution because the statistical test  used the independent-t test and Mann-Whitney. The mean memory score comparison between group 1 and group 2 on Digit Span Test Forward was 5.33:5.33 (p=0.994), Digit Span test Backward was 2.73:2.60 (p=0.440), and Symbol Modality Test was 20.90:19.60 (p=0.347).Conclusions: There is no significant difference in short-term memory between stunted and non–stunted groups, due to some confounding factors such as, environmental aspect, parent’s education level, socioeconomic, and genetic factors.
Spatial Ability Differences in Athletes and Non-Athletes Cynthia, Jessica; Lubis, Leonardo; Vitriana, Vitriana
Althea Medical Journal Vol 3, No 4 (2016)
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Background: Cognitive processes, specifically spatial abilities, are responsible for integration of daily activities. Many factors contribute to the plasticity of the brain which, furthermore, alter the spatial ability. Physical activity, which can be further grouped into sport and exercise, is a modifiable factor that enhances the cognitive processes through a divergent mechanism. This study aimed to gain further understanding on whether sport differs from exercise in altering spatial ability in athletes and non-athletes.Methods: This observational study compared the spatial ability score of athletes of Indonesia National Sport Comitte (Komite Olahraga Nasional Indonesia, KONI) in West Java (n= 21) and non-athletes (n= 21). Sampling were performed using stratified random technique and data were collected between August and October 2015 which included spatial scores and demographic of subjects.Results: The difference in spatial scores between athletes and non-athletes were not significant (p=0.432).Conclusions: This study suggests an insignificant difference in spatial ability in athletes performing sport and non-athletes performing exercise. Hence, the cognitive component skills in sport experience do not alter the spatial ability. [AMJ.2016;3(4):533–7] DOI: 10.15850/amj.v3n4.934
Correlation between Short-Term Memory and Achievement of Athletes Mustari, Ryandika Elvereza; Lubis, Leonardo; Kurniani, Nani
Althea Medical Journal Vol 4, No 3 (2017)
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Background: Human activity is largely related to thought processing or cognition. One of the most important components of cognition is memory. Individuals who undergo heavy activities, such as athletes, use a lot of memory in the subject’s activities, especially during competitions. The purpose of this study was to find out whether there was a correlation between the capability of short term memory with the performance of an athlete during a competition, especially those measured by achievements.Methods: This study was an analytic observational correlation study with a cross-sectional design and involved 201 athletes as respondents from 12 branches of sports. The study was conducted in the Indonesian National Sports Committee (KONI) building from September to November 2015. Digit Span Forward and Backward were used to collect short term memory data and was performed after a consent form and the respondent’s identity was recorded. The athlete’s achievements data was gathered by an interview and recapitulation of athlete’s achievements in the last five years.Results: OA total of 186 data was analyzed and found a negative and  insignificant correlation between achievement and short-term memory based on digit span tests both forward (r=0.095 p=0.196) and backward(r=0.039 p=0.196). Conclusions: There is no correlation between short term memory and the achievements of an athlete.