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Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Hand Hygiene among High School Students in Korea

  • Crisisonomy
  • Abbr : KRCEM
  • 2018, 14(10), pp.73-86
  • DOI : 10.14251/crisisonomy.2018.14.10.73
  • Publisher : Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Policy > Public Policy in general
  • Received : September 3, 2018
  • Accepted : October 5, 2018
  • Published : October 31, 2018

Kim Eun Ha 1

1부산가톨릭대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors affecting hand hygiene practices among high school students. Data were collected from 373 students enrolled in three high schools in Busan, Korea through a self-report questionnaire survey conducted during September 10-24, 2017, and analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, Pearson correlation and stepwise multiple regression. It is found that hand hygiene practices differed according to grades, economic status, subjective health status, soap use and length of hand washing time. A significant correlation was found between knowledge of hand washing and hand washing practices, and length of hand washing time, soap use, knowledge of hand washing, economic status and grades were predictors of hand washing compliance (R2=.195, p<.001).These findings indicate that there is a need of hand-washing education programs considering the characteristics of students, which should promote environments that encourage hand washing practices among high school students in Korea.

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