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Abstract

Leukorrhea is a common problem that is often experienced by many women, the risk of developing vaginitis which causes a bad odor which affects emotional distress, infertility and cancer of the reproductive organs. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of health education on the level of knowledge, attitude and action about the prevention of pathological leukorrhea in adolescent girls. This study used a pre-experimental research design with a one group pre-post test design approach with a purposive sampling of 150 students. The research data were obtained by means of a questionnaire and tested using the Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test with a significance level of p <0.05. The results of statistical tests showed that there were significant differences in knowledge (p = 0.000), attitude (p = 0.000) and action (p = 0.000) after being given health education. Providing health education is an alternative in increasing the knowledge, attitudes and actions of adolescents. It is expected that, after this, the respondent can understand the concept of leukorrhea and can prevent the occurrence of leukorrhea pathology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1240-1245
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of International Dental and Medical Research
Volume14
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Attitude
  • Health Education
  • Knowledge

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