International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


International Journal of Medical and Health Research
International Journal of Medical and Health Research
Vol. 7, Issue 6 (2021)

The relationship of knowledge, attitudes, and personal hygiene practices of external genital organs to the incidence of leucorrhoea in students of the faculty of medicine, Indonesian christian university class of 2019


Batara Imanuel Sirait, Vidi Posdo Simarmata

Leucorrhoea (leukorrhea, flour Albus, vaginal discharge) is excessive discharge from the vagina other than menstrual blood and is not caused by neoplasms or systemic disease. Leucorrhoea is a reproductive health problem experienced by almost 75% of women globally, at least once in their lives. Lack of knowledge, attitudes and behaviour in vaginal care is believed to affect pathological vaginal discharge. This study aims to determine the relationship of knowledge, attitudes, and personal hygiene practices of external genital organs to the incidence of pathological vaginal discharge in female students of the Medical Education Study Program at the Faculty of Medicine, Indonesian Christian University. This study uses a correlational analytic research design, in which the samples of this study were all female students of the Medical Education Study Program at the Faculty of Medicine, Indonesian Christian University in 2019. From 98 respondents, a significant factor influencing pathological vaginal discharge was knowledge (p = 0,000), attitude (p = 0,000) and behavior (p = 0,000) according to multivariate results of knowledge, attitudes, and vaginal care are factors that influence the incidence of pathological vaginal discharge.
Pages : 60-66