Effectiveness of Education on Increasing Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice of Hygiene Behavior and Health Attitudes of Preschool-Aged Teachers
Wahyuni, Arlinda Sari
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Abstract. Hygiene Behavior and Health Attitudes (HBHA) is a vital behavior to achieve maximum health, HBHA should start from children's age so until adult age will apply it in everyday life. HBHA in schools is a set of behaviors practiced by students, teachers, and the school community based on awareness as a learning outcome so that they can independently prevent disease, improve their health, and play an active role in creating a healthy environment. HBHA at school is one of the manifestations of HBHA in general but based on observations, and it is known that it cannot apply better, one of the reasons in the low level of teacher knowledge about HBHA that it cannot provide an excellent example to their students. The purpose of this community dedication was to provide education to the level of knowledge, attitudes, and practice of preschool-aged teachers of HBHA in Amanah Preschool-Aged, Langkat Regency, North Sumatera. The community dedication design is a quasi-experimental method with one sample pretest-post design. The population in this study were all Amanah Preschool-Aged teachers in Langkat Regency, North Sumatra. The source of research data is primary data and data collection done by interview and observation. Before the education is carried out, an assessment of the teachers' knowledge, attitudes, and practice regarding HBHA is conducted, then after training, it is reassessed. From the results of the implementation of community service, it is known that there is an increase in knowledge, attitudes, and practice about HBHA of Amanah preschool-aged teachers after being given education.
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