THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE WITH THE BEHAVIOR OF INCREASING HAND WASHING WITH SOAP (CTPS) AT SMK PELITA NUSA SUBANG
Keywords:Knowledge, Personal hygiene, Hand washing, Behavior
The main part of our body that is most contaminated by germs and germs is the hands. When holding something, and shaking hands with someone, of course there are many sources of disease that stick to the skin of the hands, such as germs, parasites and viruses that contaminate our hands and will enter our bodies if we don't wash our hands before eating. Through the hands the source of the disease can enter the nostrils, mouth and eyes when the hands are dirty. According to the Director of Family Health, Ministry of Health of the Republic of Indonesia, Eni Gustina, until now the health status of children cannot be categorized as good, because there are still health problems in Indonesia where every year 1.7 million children die from diarrhea, especially at school age. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between the level of knowledge and the behavior of increasing hand washing with soap (CTPS) at SMK Pelita Nusa Jalancagak. The type of research used was quantitative research methods with a Cross Sectional approach. 0.05 means Ho is rejected, Ha is accepted. Based on the results of this study, a conclusion is obtained. There is a significant relationship between knowledge and behavior in washing hands with soap in Pelita Nusa Jalancagak Vocational School students with a P Value of 0.002 <0.05. There is a significant relationship between attitude and behavior of washing hands with soap in students of SMK Pelita Nusa Jalancagak with a P value of 0.042 <0.05. After knowing the results of the research that has been done, it is hoped that Pelita Nusa Vocational School students will be able to provide adequate facilities, especially for washing hands with soap.