Journal of Current Research on Health Sector (JoCReHeS) - ISSN: 2547-9636

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Determination of Knowledge Levels of Genital Hygiene Behaviors of Nursing Students

It is extremely important for women to acquire personal and genital hygiene habits in terms of reproductive health. Starting from childhood, nurses have important duties in acquiring hygiene habits. This study was planned to determine the genital hygiene knowledge levels of nursing students. This descriptive study in the academic year 2016-2017 included 40 women who agreed to fill in the form of genital hygiene behaviors from female students. Approval has been obtained from the institution and the students for the conduct of the research. A questionnaire was applied to the girls who agreed to participate in the study to measure the level of genital hygiene behavior. Percentage, mean, t-test, were used in the evaluation of the data. 41% of the students are 19 years old and 28.2% are 18 years old. 61.5% of the girls stated that they always pay attention to the cleanliness of the sexual area. 46.2% stated that they changed their undergarments every day and 43.6% stated that they sometimes ironed their underwear. 35.9% of the students stated that they always pay attention to the fact that underwear is cotton, 28.2% sometimes pay attention. 87.2% of them used the pad during menstruation period and 41% of them had frequent showering in the menstrual period. After 64.1% of the students were detained, it was determined that toilet paper was always used, 28.2% frequently, and 7.7% sometimes used toilet paper. Only 46.2% of them reported that they went to the doctor when they had a bad smelling flow.It was determined that 7.7% went to the doctor whenever there was itching in the sexual area and 53.8% went to the doctor occasionally. According to the results of the research, 7.7% of female students use cloth during menstrual period. It was determined that 51.3% of the students did not wash their hands before replacing the pad, and 76.9% did not wash it after changing the pad. According to the results of the research, 48.7% of the students used "never" to express the "urge to the area where I made urine from the area where I made the large abdest of the toilet" and 38.5% used "always" expression. It has been determined that the students are inadequate about perineum cleaning and when to apply for the treatment. It has been determined that students should be educated about infections that may occur during the use of cloths, shower bathing during menstruation, hand hygiene during the change of pads, and they should be transferred to the students.



Keywords
Nursing, Genital Hygiene.



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