Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice (KAP) regarding Personal Hygiene among Primary School going Children in Sadar Upazilla, Noakhali District, Bangladesh

2020 Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development  
Personal hygiene which should be started from childhood and having proper knowledge and practice during this time period will help to attenuate the infectious disease, thus increase the productivity of an individual in his or her life cycle. Investigating the knowledge, attitude and practice regarding personal hygiene among primary school going children was the aim of this study. A school based cross sectional study involving 408 children by probability proportionate was carried out in eight
more » ... ied out in eight government and private primary schools at Sadar Upazilla, Noakhali District. The mean age of the respondents were 9.77±1.62 years with equal numbers of boys and girls. Overall 78.4% (N=320) respondents had good knowledge regarding hygiene and the percentage was higher among girls (79.4%) compared to boys and there have been also significant correlation among knowledge, attitude and practice about personal hygiene (P= 0.000). The study also revealed that respondents having adequate knowledge of proper hygiene were more likely to have clean clothes and clean teeth (AOR 2.37, CI 1.2-4.6 and AOR 2.51, CI 1.4-4.5 respectively). Thus continuous health education and behavioral change program are essential and should be conducted frequently to improve overall hygiene situation.
doi:10.37506/ijphrd.v11i6.10601 fatcat:6w3yrwnlhfdelakodjijcp4ium