E3S Web Conf.
Volume 68, 2018The 1st Sriwijaya International Conference on Environmental Issues 2018 (1st SRICOENV 2018)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Promoting Environment System|
|Published online||27 November 2018|
Prevalence and Determinants Factors that Influence the Behaviour of People with Pediculosis Capitis in Orphanage
1 Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Muhammadiyah Palembang, Indonesia
2 Students of Medical Faculty Universitas Sriwijaya, Palembang, Indonesia
3 Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sriwijaya, Palembang, Indonesia
4 Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sriwijaya, Palembang, Indonesia email@example.com
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Pediculosis capitis infestation is caused by Pediculus humanus capitis louse. The prevalence of the disease is still quite high in Indonesia. This disease can cause a variety of problems, from reduced self-esteem, negative social stigma, lack of quality sleep and learning disorders. The study aimed to determine the prevalence and determinants factors that influence the behavior of people with pediculosis capitis in orphanage Kemuning. The cross-sectional design were sampled whole orphanages in the three subdistrict. The respondents were interviewed and examined with pediculosis using a lice comb and a magnifying glass. Later, parasites were storage into bottles containing 70% alcohol. Results showed the prevalence of pediculosis capitis 62% (36 respondents). The highest category was in the age 11-16 years (50.9%); female (60%) and elementary education (54.5%). Based on the illness practice (100%) of the respondents had a bad illness behavior. There is no relationship of age, gender, education, and perception of illness behavior. Further research should proceed on best practice toward disease.
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