THE CORRELATION BETWEEN AWARENESS AND ATTITUDE DOMAINS ON URINARY TRACT INFECTION (UTI) AMONG BURAPHA UNIVERSITY STUDENTS IN CHONBURI, THAILAND

  • Neni Widiasmoro Selamat Department of Diagnostics and Allied Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Management and Science University, 40100 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Kenneth Paul Department of Diagnostics and Allied Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Management and Science University, 40100 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Gaiyathre Department of Diagnostics and Allied Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Management and Science University, 40100 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Titinun Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Burapha University, 20131 Chonburi, Thailand
Keywords: Knowledge, Attitude, Urinary Tract Infection, Adolescents

Abstract

A study was done to describe awareness, knowledge and attitude level on Urinary Tract Infection among university students of Burapha University, Thailand. Cross-sectional study was conducted with the use of self-modified questionnaire consisting of socio-demographic questions and AKA domains. Total of 91 respondents (male students n=13 and female n=76) aged 19 years old participated. The total AKA level was found to be in high category (75.86 ± 13.81) and between the domains, Attitude (70.00 ± 13.28) is categorized as positive, followed by both Knowledge (57.24 ± 15.94) and Awareness (39.37 ± 13.01) which is categorized as moderate. Correlation between Awareness-Attitude was found significant at p=0.003. After the adjustment of covariates, female gender was found to have the strongest relationship compared to other covariates and all independent factors combined accounted 14.8% of variability in Total AKA. The sociodemographic factors’ of the students influenced the level of AKA and female gender have found to have be best predictor for Total AKA on UTI. Thus, this research has provided ample findings to further formulate an educational tool for the public.

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Published
2021-04-24
How to Cite
Selamat, N. W., Martinez, K. P., Subrain, G., & Auamnoy, T. (2021). THE CORRELATION BETWEEN AWARENESS AND ATTITUDE DOMAINS ON URINARY TRACT INFECTION (UTI) AMONG BURAPHA UNIVERSITY STUDENTS IN CHONBURI, THAILAND. Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, 21(1), 21-28. https://doi.org/10.37268/mjphm/vol.21/no.1/art.444