An interventional study on the levels of knowledge, attitude and practice on hand washing among the residents of Kampung Stapang I, Sibu from 11th June to 17th August 2012

Amal Athirah, Zarzilah and Bong, Yee Hong and Chan, Siew Foung and Farahana, Jaafar and Fatin Nabila, Abdul Aziz and Ha, Sha Lene and Kong, Sing Ling and Lee, Chen Dar and Looi, Zhen Siang and Muhammad Khalid, Mohd Yusof and Nasuha, Nordin and Nur Aizzudin, Azzfar Harun and Nur Iwana, Abdul Taib and Nur Jalilatul Husna, Mansor and Nurhamizah, Ismail and Rashidah, Rusli and Siti Safra, Omar Mohd Azam and Suguna, alp Seraman and Tan, Shong Sheng and Teh, Huey Chiat and Wirdatul, Farah Said and Yap, Oi Chia and Yeong, Jin Yuan and Zafirah, Kaiyisah Abd Karim (2012) An interventional study on the levels of knowledge, attitude and practice on hand washing among the residents of Kampung Stapang I, Sibu from 11th June to 17th August 2012. [Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

/ Hand washing practice is one of preventive measures for some common infectious diseases. Thus to promote hand washing among community, level of knowledge and awareness amoog the population should be assessed so that appropriate interventions can be carried out. The objective of this study was to study the knowledge, attitude and practice 00 hand washing among residents of Stapang I aged 18 and above from 11th of June to 17th of August 201iJ The results obtained were then using as the baseline data to conduct an intervention programme beneficial to the community to enhance their level of knowledge, attitude and practice towards hand washing. Data collection was done by face to face interview using interview-based questionnaire. Data analysis was done using SPSS software version 20.0. Results showed that 50% of the respondents had good knowledge and good attitude while 63.3% had good practice towards hand washing. Post-intervention study showed significant improvement in the total score for knowledge and attitude towards hand washing (p<O.05), but no significant increase in the total level practice (p>O.05). In conclusion, there is a great need for intensive intervention in order to enhance the practice of hand washing among the respondents.

Item Type: Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2012.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hygiene, Health, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Depositing User: Saman
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2016 16:34
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2016 16:34
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/12835

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