Infection Prevention Behavior of Salon Service Giver in Region Semarang Municipality

Tri Wiji Lestari, Nina Indriyawati, Elisa Ulfiana


Infectious disease ranks first in the cause of morbidity in the developing countries including Indonesia especially in the eastern part of Indonesia. One of the
leading infectious disease is hepatitis B that ranks ninth in the most leading cause of death. There are various cause of the spread of the disease including
lack of understanding in the infection measures including by the service giver of salon. Infection prevention behavior was caused by its service salon. The
purpose of this study was to know the behavior in preventing infection of salon service giver in Semarang municipality. The study was a cross sectional
study, the independent variables were age, education, knowledge, attitude, infrastructure, supervisor support, and attitudes of service giver friend. While
the dependent variable was the behavior in the infection prevention measures. The sample was 50 salon service giver conducted with a purposive sampling
method. The data analysis used chi-square and logistic regression. The result showed that there was a relationship between age, education, service giver
friend and infection prevention behavior, but there was no relationship between knowledge, attitude, infrastructure, supervisor support and infection
prevention behavior. The most influencing factor in infection preventing behavior was partner support of salon service giver (p=0,0002;OR =45.5). It is
recommended that salon owner provide tools used in accordance with the requirements/number of customers and make sure that to always take steps to
prevent infections such as using schort, gloves.


infection prevention behavior; servise salon giver

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