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The Status of Handwashing with Soap and its Convergent related Factors in Korean People ; based on Korea National Handwashing Observation Survey, 2013

한국인의 비누로 손씻기 실천율 및 융복합적 관련요인; 2013년 국민 손씻기 관찰조사

  • Hwang, Hye-Jeong (Department of Health, Welfare, and Business Administration, Konyang Cyber University) ;
  • Lee, Moo-Sik (Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine, Konyang University) ;
  • Yang, Nam-Young (Department of Nursing, College of Nursing, Konyang University) ;
  • Hong, SuJin (Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine, Konyang University) ;
  • Kim, Young-Taek (Division of Infectious Disease Control, Korea Center for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • 황혜정 (건양사이버대학교 보건복지경영학과) ;
  • 이무식 (건양대학교 의과대학 예방의학교실) ;
  • 양남영 (건양대학교 간호대학 간호학과) ;
  • 홍수진 (건양대학교 의과대학 예방의학교실) ;
  • 김영택 (질병관리본부 감염병관리과)
  • Received : 2015.07.17
  • Accepted : 2015.12.20
  • Published : 2015.12.28

Abstract

OBJECTIVES Handwashing rate of Korean people was lower than the rates of people in developed countries. The purpose of this study was to investigate handwashing rate, the factors influence people's handwashing behaviors during use of public restroom. METHODS This study used the data of '2013 Korea National Handwashing Survey'. The survey was done through direct observation on the user of subway and train station restroom from September 10 to 12, 2013. RESULTS Factors influencing handwashing with soap were administrative region(OR 0.490-2.255), purpose of toilet use(urination 1.000, defecation 2.505), drying method after handwashing(OR 0.497-3.107). CONCLUSIONS The results of this study will provide the evidence data of national handwashing promotion activities for preventing and controlling communicable diseases.

Keywords

handwashing with soap;handwashing behavior;convergent related factors;observation survey

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