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dc.contributor.authorRusli, Mohammad
dc.contributor.authorAl Rifai, Ayesha
dc.contributor.authorIsmai, Mohd
dc.contributor.authorGhrayeb, Farid
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-19T19:30:45Z
dc.date.available2018-08-19T19:30:45Z
dc.date.issued2015-05-27
dc.identifier.issn0976-5506
dc.identifier.urihttps://dspace.alquds.edu/handle/20.500.12213/768
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: Although, the importance of personal hygiene in reducing the infection cannot be underestimated; but it is not enough when other hygienic resources and facilities are inadequate or unavailable. Purpose: To determine the prevalence of hand-washing behaviors and hygienic facilities among school adolescents in Tarqumia , Palestine. Methods: A descriptive Cross-sectional study was conducted, and data was collected on hand-washing behavior and hygienic facilities from 720 seventh- through eleventh-grade students in 4 schools in Tarrqumia by anonymous self-administered questionnaire. Results: Overall, only 6.25% of the sample never or rarely washed their hands before eating during the past 30 days; 8.06 % never or rarely washed their hands after using the toilet or latrine. Conclusions: This study demonstrates the prevalence of proper hand washing was very high among the school adolescents. Lack of adequate hygienic facilities in schools in Tarqumia prevents students from adopting proper hygienic behavior and impedes health promotion efforts.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors of this paper would like to thank the Department of Community Medicine, Universiti Sains Malaysia. As well as, the authors would like to thank both the all participants of this study and the Palestinian Ministry of Education Board committee for their assistance during this study.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjecthand washingen_US
dc.subjectsanitationen_US
dc.subjectfacilitiesen_US
dc.subjectdrinking wateren_US
dc.subjectadolescentsen_US
dc.subjectPalestineen_US
dc.titleHygiene Behavior and Hygiene-Related Facilities among School Adolescents in Palestineen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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