THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PERSONAL HYGIENE KNOWLEDGE AND EATING PATTERNS WITH THE INCIDENCE OF FLOUR ALBUS INFECTION IN GRADUATE NURSING STUDENTS AT AWAL UNIVERSITY OF BROS
Keywords:Knowledge, Personal Hygiene, Diet, Flour Albus (Whiteness)
Flour Albus, also known as vaginal discharge, is a common problem that is often experienced by many women. Maternal Disease Obstetric Caribean (MDOC) in America states that vaginal discharge is mostly experienced by women, 72.3% are women of childbearing age (WUS) and 27.7% are couples of childbearing age (EFA). WHO reports the number of women in the world who have experienced vaginal discharge is as much as 75%, in Europe who have experienced vaginal discharge by 25%. In Indonesia, about 90% of women have the potential to experience vaginal discharge. Symptoms of vaginal discharge are also experienced by adolescent girls aged 15-24 years, which is around 31.8%. This shows that adolescents are more at risk of vaginal discharge. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between knowledge, vulvar hygiene and diet with the incidence of Flour Albus infection in Nursing Undergraduate Students at Awal Bros University.
The design of this study used an analytical survey with a cross sectional approach. The sample size was 30 people consisting of nursing students in the first and second semesters. Sampling used is the total sampling technique. Data was collected using a questionnaire and then processed using univariate and bivariate analysis with chi square statistical test
Based on the results of the chi square statistical test with a significance limit of 95% with a value of sig 0.05, a p-value of 0.009 <0.05 was obtained, which means that there is a significant relationship between knowledge, vulvar hygiene and eating patterns with vaginal discharge.
Based on the results of the study, the researchers suggested that female students increase their insight and knowledge about reproductive health, including about infectious diseases, so that they can play an active role in preventive efforts in the form of maintenance and health care for themselves and the community