A Knowledge, Attitude, And Practice (Kap) Study Of Household Chemical Products Poisoning In Pulau Pinang

Ab Rahman, Indahayu (2021) A Knowledge, Attitude, And Practice (Kap) Study Of Household Chemical Products Poisoning In Pulau Pinang. Masters thesis, Universiti Sains Malaysia.

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Living with chemicals is a reality. In Malaysia, approximately 96% of HCP poisoning exposure cases were reported to NPC. However, the current level on KAP of HCP poisoning had not well described in this country. This poisoning was recorded as highly prevalent (incidence rate=5.59) in the year 2011 and the household cleaners had predominantly became the poison reagents (53%). The study aims to determine the level of awareness on KAP towards HCP poisoning among 500 Malaysian respondents from five districts of Pulau Pinang. A structured questionnaire was used during random sampling (systematic sampling) activities in five selected hypermarkets. For the first study domain (knowledge), all districts recorded at a high (3.48) mean scale indicating that they were familiar and fairly understood the HCP in their dwellers. Under the attitude domain, the study found that 44.2% of respondents strongly perceived household pesticides as the high potential product poisoning causes. However, only a modest mean scale (2.87) was obtained for the variable of belief (HCP poisoning actually happen in their surroundings). The study addressed under the practice domain that the majority of respondents had replaced the greatest emphasis from cheap price (3.33) to endorsement (4.25) and effectiveness (4.17) when purchasing the HCP. Three out of five districts (North-East, South-West, and SPT) might show improper practice as they could not control the amount needed when using the HCP.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H1-99 Social sciences (General)
Divisions: Pusat Pengajian Sains Kemasyarakatan (School of Social Sciences) > Thesis
Depositing User: Mr Noor Azizan Abu Hashim
Date Deposited: 31 May 2022 18:54
Last Modified: 31 May 2022 18:54
URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/52700

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