Describing the Role of Personal Hygiene on NonComplicated Pediatric Appendicitis Patients


Appendicitis, which is an inflammation of the appendix vermiformis, is the most prevalent cause of abdominal pain. Appendicitis in children is also an indicator that they require emergency abdominal surgery. Appendicitis affects 1.66 children in 1000. If detected late, perforation occurs in 97 percent of cases of acute appendicitis, with a death rate of 5.1 per 1000 cases. The most common cause of appendicitis is lymphocytic tissue hyperplasia, which is one of the immune responses to infection. One of the infectious variables was a lack of personal cleanliness. The purpose of this study was to see how well children with non-complicated appendicitis kept their personal hygiene. We’d investigate the impact of personal hygiene on the occurrence of non-complicated appendicitis in children. Methods: At Moewardi General Hospital in Surakarta, this study used descriptive quantitative observational research. The sampling approach was total sampling in appendicitis patients with 33 responses. Patients were assessed using the personal hygiene scale questionnaire, which consists of 12 items. In this study, the dependent variable was the incidence of paediatric appendicitis, while the independent variable was the level of personal hygiene. The data were statistically evaluated for descriptive analysis. The study discovered that 51.5 percent of paediatric appendicitis patients had poor personal hygiene. Conclusions: The paediatric appendicitis patient had inadequate personal hygiene.

Author (S) Details

I. B. Budhi
Surgery Department, Sebelas Maret University, Indonesia.

R. Azka
Medical Faculty, Sebelas Maret University, Indonesia.

Department of Surgery, Moewardi General Hospital, Indonesia.

R. D. Yudhani
Medical Faculty, Sebelas Maret University, Indonesia.

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