Health Problems of Street Children in the Medan Amplas Station
Zulfendri, Arfah Mardiana Lubis, Isyatun Mardhiyah Syahri, Ulmi Salmah
Available Online December 2017.
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- health problems; street children; Medan Amplas terminal
- One of the social problems that require an immediate solution in Medan city is the growing number of street children, such as in the Amplas terminal area, which reaches 60 people. These children are vulnerable to health risks from long hours and a very vulnerable workplace social environment. However, attention to street children health problems has not been so great. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to see the health problems faced by street children in Medan Amplas terminal, especially physical, psychological, and social health issues. This research is a qualitative research, with in-depth interviews to 6 street children in Medan Amplasstation, and then continues with thematic analysis for data analysis. From the research, obtained physical health problems suffered by all informants are fever, influenza, wounds, ulkus, scabies, and skin irritation. Three people have coughs and respiratory problems. A small part has itching, diarrhea, stomach acid and headache. As for the psychological health problem, 3 people feel the relationship with the family is less harmonious and only a small fears are asked for money by the Punk and Satpol PP raid and the fear of being beaten by the Punk and Satpol PP. Social health problems experienced are ngelem (breathe in glue addicted) (4 people), drop out from primary school (3 people) and smoking addicted (2 people). This physical health problem occurs due to poor personal hygiene and poor hygiene knowledge. This is exacerbated by exposure to dust on the road and the exposure of street children to sunlight for a long time, as well as poor lifestyles such as ngelem and smoking. Therefore, the promotion of health on street children is needed, especially about personal hygiene, prevent exposure to dust on the highway into the body, avoid exposure to sunlight, and how to live a good lifestyle.
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TY - CONF AU - Zulfendri AU - Arfah Mardiana Lubis AU - Isyatun Mardhiyah Syahri AU - Ulmi Salmah PY - 2017/12 DA - 2017/12 TI - Health Problems of Street Children in the Medan Amplas Station BT - 2nd International Conference on Social and Political Development (ICOSOP 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 464 EP - 467 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icosop-17.2018.72 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/icosop-17.2018.72 ID - Zulfendri2017/12 ER -