Washing Can Reduce Respiratory Infections

May 6th, 2015
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The purpose of the study is to show hand washing can reduce respiratory infections. Specially to compare the incidence of infection between school applying frequent hand-washing and school which is not and observe whether incidence of school absteeinsm is related to the incidence of infection.

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ABSTRACTThe purpose of the study is to show hand washing can reduce respiratory infections. Specially to compare the incidence of infection between school applying frequent hand-washing and school which is not and observe whether incidence of school absteeinsm is related to the incidence of infection. The methodology used in this research is randomized trial in 2 different elementary school in Tangerang. This survey involved 80 participants are 39 students of 3rd grade in SD Islamic Village which applying hand- washing and 39 students of 3rd grade in SDN 1 Karawaci with no intervention as control. We provided an antiseptic soap for a group of students in SD Islamic Village and applied hand-washing in 39 students. We informed the students to always wash their hands after doing activities with their hands, especially before eating. After that we see in 2 weeks. This research used chi square to analyze the data to find the correlation with significant level set at p< 0,05. The result from this research is X2 = 0, with the significant level at 5 % (0,05) and the degree of freedom of 1 from the table of chi square the critical value is 3.8415. So there is no relation between hand washing and the decreased incidence of infection found from this research.INTRODUCTIONSometimes children with certain infection diseases are usually advised to stay away from school both for the benefit of the child as well as to ensure that the infection is not transmitted from one child to anoth

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