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Effect of poster and video intervention on the knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) level of personal hygiene among food handlers in 24 hours Mamak restaurants in Sungai Petani, Kedah

M. Masyita, M.J.N. Amalina, A.S.M. Saudi, M.S. Samsudin, Z.I. Rizman

Abstract


This study assesses the knowledge, attitude and practice on personal hygiene among food
handlers at 24 hours Mamak operation restaurants before and after poster and video intervention. A survey and observation checklist was conducted among 100 food handlers selected from Mamak restaurants. 77% of respondents were aware on personal hygiene during the pre-intervention and the percentage has slightly escalated to 100% after intervention. Similarly, the percentage of good personal hygiene practice was increase after the intervention (42% to 73% respectively). It was observed that there was no significant correlation between knowledge and practice (r= -0.082, p=0.415) similarly there was no significant correlation observed between knowledge and attitude (r= -0.009, p=0.930). The finding adds to the growing body of evidence on the effectiveness of poster and video intervention.

Keywords: KAP; poster and video intervention; personal hygiene; food handlers; 24 hours
Mamak restaurants.




http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/jfas.v9i4S.48
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