THE CORRELATION BETWEEN EDUCATION ABOUT PERSONAL HYGIENE AND KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE OF PERSONAL HYGIENE OF THE ADOLESCENT
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Personal hygiene refers to acts that can lead to good health and cleanliness, such as frequent handwashing, face washing, and bathing with soap and water. A signi cant amount of disease could be prevented through access to safe water supply, adequate sanitation services and better hygiene practices. The aim of this study was to analyze correlation education about personal hygiene and knowledge and attitude of personal hygiene of the adolescent. This study was a quasy experiments with non equivalent control group design. The sample of this study uses purposive sampling with 30 respondents in experiment group and 30 respondents in control group. The data was analyzed by Wilcoxon and Mann Whitney. Collecting data through a questionnaire. The result in this study showed that in experiment group, the value of knowledge was p = 0,03 (p<0,05), while value of attitude was p = 0,06 (p<0,05). In control group, the value of knowledge was p = 0,221 (p>0,05), while value of attitude was p = 0,016 (p<0,05). The result showed that in experiment group there was a signi cant difference, while in control group there wasn’t a signi cant difference. The conclusion of this study is there is correlation between personal hygiene education toward knowledge and attitude of personal hygiene on adolescent.