Objective of the study was to see the knowledge of personal hygiene among the secondary school student, what are the motivations of school student to maintain hygiene behaviors and to analyze how school student practice personal hygienic behaviors. The study Methodology was to conduct interview on total adolescent boys who were chosen by random sampling and interviewed on their knowledge about personal hygiene and practice. Conclusions The study finds that, adolescents needs appropriate knowledge for maintaining their personal hygiene. It is necessary to ensure the proper hygiene and health for the adolescents so that they can stay away from the misconceptions and can maintain their health as secured and sound.
See other articles in PMC that cite the published article. Abstract Introduction Poor hygiene practices and inadequate sanitary conditions play major roles in the increased burden of communicable diseases within developing countries. This study evaluated the knowledge, attitudes, and practices KAP of hygiene among rural school children in Ethiopia and assessed the extent to which proper knowledge of hygiene was associated with Thesis about hygiene practices hygiene characteristics.
Methods This cross-sectional study was comprised of students who were interviewed by trained staff. Participants were in grades at Angolela Primary School, located in rural Ethiopia.
Data consisted of hygiene and hand washing practices, knowledge about sanitation, personal hygiene characteristics, and presence of gastrointestinal parasitic infection. Most students reported hand washing before meals Students with adequate knowledge of proper hygiene were more likely to have clean clothes AOR 1.
Discussion and conclusion Study findings underscore the need for more hand washing and hygiene education in schools; and provide objective evidence that may guide the development of comprehensive health and hygiene intervention programs in rural Ethiopian schools.
Successful implementation of these programs is likely to substantially attenuate the transmissible disease burden borne by school children in rural settings.
This trend is especially notable in developing countries where acute respiratory and intestinal infections are the primary causes of morbidity and mortality among young children 3.
Inadequate sanitary conditions and poor hygiene practices play major roles in the increased burden of communicable disease within these developing countries. Previous hand hygiene studies have indicated that children with proper hand washing practices are less likely to report gastrointestinal and respiratory symptoms 45.
Lack of resources, namely soap and water, as well as inadequate sanitation facilities may be two of the main reasons why children do not wash their hands 89. In a study conducted in Senegal, reasons given for not washing hands included stubbornness not wanting to follow what adults saylaziness, the rush to go to breaks, the time it takes away from playing, and the dirt and smell of the toilets Despite these negative attitudes towards hand washing, many children practice good hand washing behavior Based on the PPPHW study conducted in sub-Saharan Africa, motivating factors behind proper hand washing included avoidance of disgust i.
Furthermore, students did not want to miss school due to illness because they would not be able to spend time with their friends Also, if the children had clean hands, they would have clean books, resulting in better grades Simple hygienic measures such as washing hands with soap were poorly practiced, especially in rural areas Another study conducted by the Research-inspired Policy and Practice Learning in Ethiopia RiPPLEa program surveying rural households in the southwest region of Ethiopia, found that hand washing practices were also poor New hand washing facilities, in addition to awareness and knowledge about proper hygiene, have led to some changes in behavior and attitude, yet the prevalence of hand washing remains low in this region Previous studies conducted in Ethiopia provide limited details about the hygiene KAP of populations rural areas.
Additionally, few investigators have examined hygiene KAP specifically among rural school children, a population especially susceptible to communicable diseases. The objectives of this study are to evaluate the KAP of hand washing, and to assess the extent to which proper knowledge on hygiene practices is associated with personal hygiene characteristics among rural school children in Angolela, Ethiopia.
Information from this study will serve as baseline data for future school-based hygiene intervention programs in rural Ethiopian schools.
Angolela now known as Basona Werenalocated in the North Showa zone, is one of the woredas a district managed by a local government in the Amhara region of Ethiopia Figure 1. It is located about km from Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia.
The study was conducted at Angolela Primary School, a government-owned institution which provides free education to children in grades who live in the Angolela area.Data consisted of hygiene and hand washing practices, knowledge about sanitation, personal hygiene characteristics, and presence of gastrointestinal parasitic infection.
Results Approximately 52% of students were classified as having adequate knowledge of proper hygiene. So assessing the knowledge, attitude and practices of food vendors will enable the development of coordinated, effective, integrated and preventive strategies in line with the WHO “Five Keys to Safer Food” with the aim of reducing the risk of contamination as they buy, prepare, store and serve food to .
regarding menstrual hygiene among adolescent girls and create awareness among them by developing and distributing information booklet on menstrual hygiene.
Knowledge Regarding Menstrual Hygiene among Adolescent Girls in selected school, Mangalore. The perceptions and practices of hygiene are frequently related with cultural values and religious perspectives. Cultural and religious views of society often define the perception of hygiene with the ideas of ‘purity’ and ‘pollution’.
e Thesis Title Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Study on Pig Meat Hygiene at Slaughterhouses and Markets in Chiang Mai Province, Thailand Author Ms.
Chayanee Jenpanich Degree Master of Veterinary Public Health Advisor Prof. Dr. Thomas Alter (FU-BERLIN) Dr. Warangkhana Chaisowwong (CMU) ABSTRACT The aims of this study .
This study was conducted over a period of two months to assess the food hygiene practices among food handlers in a military food service institution that have been trained with food safety practices .