Influencing factors the behavior of housewives living near the railroad tracks in preventing hearing loss

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Background: The noise generated by the train can affecting the settlement along railway lines negatively based on previous studies, especially affecting the housewives. Preventing hearing disorders from the train's noise was very important to be done. This study aimed to find the dominant factor and analyzed the factors affecting the behaviour of hearing disorders prevention in settlement along railway lines of Surabaya. Methods: The design of this study was descriptive analytics with a cross-sectional approach. Data were collected with the questionnaire and analyzed using spearman's rho test and ordinal regression with the significance level was < 0.05. Results and analysis: There was a correlation between knowledge (p=0.001), attitude (p=0.001), and economic status (p=0.001) with the behavior of hearing disorders prevention. In addition to that, the dominant factor affecting behavior of hearing disorders prevention is knowledge (p=0.001) and attitudes (p=0.01). Conclusions: Hearing loss prevention behavior in people who live near railroad tracks is greatly influenced by knowledge, attitudes, and economic status. The better the respondent's knowledge, the more information they get, the higher the effort in preventing hearing loss.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)755-760
Number of pages6
JournalSystematic Reviews in Pharmacy
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Attitudes
  • Behavior
  • Hearing loss prevention
  • Knowledge
  • Train's noise


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