Photovoice interactive media improves the personal hygiene of teenage students at pesantren school in Tangerang

Samsuni Samsuni, Sigit Mulyono, Wiwin Wiarsih, Lita Heni Kusumawardani

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Abstract

Objective: Teenagers’ personal hygiene behaviors at pesantren schools, which are Muslim schools in Indonesia operated by religious leaders, found to be low, putting them at risk for hygiene-related diseases, such as skin diseases. Teenagers are excited to learn new things, especially operational and technical things, about health education methods that reflect experience and are interactive and tangible as well. This research aimed to determine the effect of education using the photovoice method on the personal hygiene behavior of teenagers (10–19 years old). Method: The study used quasi-experiments with a treatment group of 38 teenagers and a control group of 40 teenagers. Results: Using t-tests, the results showed an increase in the mean value of the behavior in the treatment group that was higher than in the control group, with each p-value <0.05. Education using photovoice interactive media significantly increased the teenagers’ personal hygiene behavior. Conclusion: The photovoice technique is recommended for educating teenagers who have problems with personal hygiene.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEnfermeria Clinica
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • Personal hygiene
  • Photovoice interactive media
  • Teenager

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