A Descriptive Study to Assess the Skin Problems Due to Sanitizers Usage among Children in Selected Area at Puducherry, India
Asian Journal of Current Research, Volume 8, Issue 1,
Aim: This study aimed to identify the skin problems due to hand sanitizers among children in selected area at Puducherry.
Materials and Methods: A descriptive study to assess the skin problems due to sanitizer’s usage among children in selected area at Puducherry. The research approach adopted for this study was quantitative in nature, the present study undertaken with 150 samples with convenient sampling technique to select the samples. The tool used for this study were non-standardized tools (yes/ no type questions).
Results: The result of analysis for association between the levels of skin damage due to sanitizer’s usage among children’s. Majority of children’s 122(81.3%) had moderate level of the skin problems, 20(13.3%) had mild level of skin problems and 8(5.4%) had severe level of skin problems.
Conclusion: The study concluded that most of the children 122(81.3%) had moderate level of skin problems. This findings associated with their availability of health care system that is government sector and gender female. The chi square value is p<0.001 level. The parents should be more accountable to take care of their children and teaching them about good practice of sanitizer, the community nurse should take part regarding assessing all this skin issues and possible prevention and curative measures for those at home set up as well as referring them to their nearest first referral unit.
- Skin problems
- sanitizers usage
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