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An Intervention Study on Hand Washing Among 6-14 Years of Age Children

Mehmet Mutlu Şahin, Sevilay Vural, Doğa Vurallı, Seda Yüksel, Filiz Yıldız, Dilek Aslan*.

Abstract
BACKGROUND: In this intervention study which competency based training approach was used, it was aimed to determine behaviors of 6-14 years of age children about hand hygiene and to change their hand-washing skills in the “positive” way after the training.
METHODS: Ninety children participated in the study (participation rate= %88.2). A standard check-list was used for both training and evaluation of the behaviors. The data were processed and statistically analyzed with the SPSS for Windows 15.0 software. Mc Nemar and chi square tests were used for analysis of the data.
RESULTS: Mean age of the children was found to be 9.76±2.02. Fifty six point seven percent of the participants were females and 43.3% of them were males. Nine out of ten steps of the “hand washing check-list” was found higher in percentage among participants in the post-training evaluation compared to the pre-training assessment (p<0.05).
CONCLUSION: Hand washing training is recommended for the children at younger ages especially in the settlements where communities live.

Key words: Hand-washing, Intervention, Skills, Childhood period



6-14 Yaş Grubu Çocuklarda El Yıkama ile İlgili Bir Müdahale Çalışması

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AMAÇ: Yeterliliğe Dayalı Eğitim” yaklaşımının kullanıldığı müdahale tipindeki bu araştırmada; 6–14 yaş grubundaki çocukların el hijyeni konusundaki davranışlarının saptanması, çocuklara verilen eğitimden sonra el yıkama konusundaki becerilerinin “olumlu” yönde değişiminin sağlanması amaçlanmıştır.
YÖNTEM: Yuvada yaşayan 102 çocuğun 90’ı araştırmaya katılmıştır (katılım yüzdesi= %88,2). Öğrencileri eğitimi ve eğitim sonrasında değerlendirme için standart bir kontrol listesi kullanılmıştır. Araştırmada Ki-kare ve McNemar istatistiksel testleri kullanılmıştır.
BULGULAR: Araştırmaya katılan çocukların yaş ortalaması 9.7 ±2.02’dir. Katılımcıların %56,7’si erkek; 43,3’ü kız çocuklardan oluşmuştur Çocukların eğitim öncesi ve sonrasında el yıkama kontrol listesinde bulunan 10 basamağın 9’unda olumlu yönde artış saptanmıştır (p<0.05).
SONUÇ: El yıkama ile ilgili bilgi ve beceri eğitiminin çocuklarda özellikle toplu yerlerde yaşayanlarda erken yaşlarda verilmesi uygundur.

Anahtar Kelimeler: El yıkama, Müdahale, Beceri, Çocukluk çağı


 
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Şahin MM, Vural S, Vurallı D, Yüksel S, Yıldız F, Aslan* D. [An Intervention Study on Hand Washing Among 6-14 Years of Age Children]. TAF Prev Med Bull. 2008; 7(1): 65-70. Turkish.



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Şahin MM, Vural S, Vurallı D, Yüksel S, Yıldız F, Aslan* D. [An Intervention Study on Hand Washing Among 6-14 Years of Age Children]. TAF Prev Med Bull. 2008; 7(1): 65-70. Turkish.



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Şahin MM, Vural S, Vurallı D, Yüksel S, Yıldız F, Aslan* D. [An Intervention Study on Hand Washing Among 6-14 Years of Age Children]. TAF Prev Med Bull. (2008), [cited August 27, 2014]; 7(1): 65-70. Turkish.



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Şahin, M. M., Vural, S., Vurallı, D., Yüksel, S., Yıldız, F. & Aslan*, D. (2008) [An Intervention Study on Hand Washing Among 6-14 Years of Age Children]. TAF Prev Med Bull, 7 (1), 65-70. Turkish.



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Şahin, Mehmet Mutlu, Sevilay Vural, Doğa Vurallı, Seda Yüksel, Filiz Yıldız, and Dilek Aslan*. 2008. [An Intervention Study on Hand Washing Among 6-14 Years of Age Children]. TAF Preventive Medicine Bulletin, 7 (1), 65-70. Turkish.



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Şahin, Mehmet Mutlu, Sevilay Vural, Doğa Vurallı, Seda Yüksel, Filiz Yıldız, and Dilek Aslan*. "[An Intervention Study on Hand Washing Among 6-14 Years of Age Children]." TAF Preventive Medicine Bulletin 7 (2008), 65-70. Turkish.



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Şahin, Mehmet Mutlu, Sevilay Vural, Doğa Vurallı, Seda Yüksel, Filiz Yıldız, and Dilek Aslan*. "[An Intervention Study on Hand Washing Among 6-14 Years of Age Children]." TAF Preventive Medicine Bulletin 7.1 (2008), 65-70. Print.Turkish.



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Şahin, M. M., Vural, S., Vurallı, D., Yüksel, S., Yıldız, F. & Aslan*, D. (2008) [An Intervention Study on Hand Washing Among 6-14 Years of Age Children]. TAF Preventive Medicine Bulletin, 7 (1), 65-70. Turkish.



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