Factors affecting Pediculosis capitis prevention at Islamic boarding school in Indonesia
Kristiawati Kristiawati, Praba Diyan Rachmawati, Rum Setyowati
Available Online April 2017.
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- Islamic boarding school; Pediculosis capitis
- Boarding school is a place where students gather to learn and stay in a dormitory. It makes boarding school become a place where diseases transmit easily, one of which is Pediculosis capitis. Various problems occur from this disease such as lack of confidence, negative social stigma, lack of sleep quality, learning disorders, and secondary infection. Although some efforts in preventing its transmission had been conducted, the incidence and negative impacts of Pediculosis capitis are still common. The purpose of this study was to identify the factors associated with prevention of Pediculosis capitis at boarding school. This study used a cross-sectional design. The population consisted of 60 female students from one of Islamic Boarding School in Indonesia. Purposive sampling was used to select 52 respondents who fit the research criteria. The independent variables were the knowledge, behavior, beliefs, environment, health, and health officers. The dependent variable was the prevention of Pediculosis capitis. Data was collected by using a questionnaire and analyzed by Spearman rho rank (p=0.05). There were several factors which had significant impact on Pediculosis capitis prevention, namely knowledge (p=0.019), behavior (p=0.032), environment (p=0.007), and health officers (p=0.002). Knowledge, attitude, environment and health officers influenced the prevention of Pediculosis capitis in boarding school. Health officers were the most powerful factor in affecting the Pediculosis capitis prevention at Islamic boarding school. Further studies are recommended to examine interventions to improve the skills of health officers.
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TY - CONF AU - Kristiawati Kristiawati AU - Praba Diyan Rachmawati AU - Rum Setyowati PY - 2017/04 DA - 2017/04 TI - Factors affecting Pediculosis capitis prevention at Islamic boarding school in Indonesia PB - Atlantis Press SP - 43 EP - 46 SN - 2468-5739 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/inc-17.2017.11 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/inc-17.2017.11 ID - Kristiawati2017/04 ER -