Relationship of Genitalia Hygene With Candidiasis in Reproductive Age Women
Rangkuti, Meili Savitri
Siregar, Fazidah Aguslina
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Vaginal candidiasis is common in women of reproductive age. There are about 40-50% of women will experience recurrence, and nearly 30% of women with vaginitis symptoms on vaginal swab examination are found to have candida yeast, so they can be diagnosed as vaginal candidiasis. This study aims to determine the relationship of genital hygiene to the incidence of candidiasis in reproductive age women. This research is an analytical survey with cross sectional approach. The research was conducted at Pirngadi General Hospital Medan. The population of the study were 214 people and the sample was 114 people. Sampling by purposive sampling technique. Data analysis using univariate analysis, bivariate analysis with chi-square test at 95% confidence level (α = 0,05). The results showed that most of the genital hygiene of respondents in good category (61.4%), bad (38.6%). Respondents who did not experience vaginal candidiasis (71.9%), who had vaginalis candidiasis (28.1%). There is a significant relationship between genitalia hygiene and the incidence of vaginalis candidiasis at Pirngadi General Hospital Medan 2018, p = 0,000 <0.05 and PR = 2.403> 1 then genital hygiene is a factor that increases or increases the occurrence of vaginalis candidiasis. It is suggested to health workers at RSU Pirngadi Medan to provide education or health education about maintaining genital hygiene as an effort to prevent vaginalis candidiasis disease and maintain reproductive health.