HUBUNGAN TINGKAT PENGETAHUAN LANSIA DENGAN PERILAKU LANSIA DALAM PEMENUHAN PERSONAL HYGIENE DI PANTI WREDA DARMA BAKTI PAJANG SURAKARTA
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Efforts to improve social welfare of elderly are directed to elderly can remain empowered. Efforts include maintenance of cleanliness personal hygiene hair, eyes, ears, teeth, mouth, skin, nails, and cleanliness in dress. To be able to perform personal hygiene in the elderly requires a good knowledge can be applied to personal hygiene as possible. Results of preliminary studies from interviews of six elderly, 4 elderly said she did not clean her mouth, they felt that their teeth are uncompleted, so they no need to clean. The objective was aim correlation knowledge level of elderly with behavior elderly of personal hygiene in nursing home Darma Bakti Pajang of Surakarta. This study was a descriptive correlative, with crossectional approach. Taking sample was using proportionate random sampling technique and got 46 elderly. data obtained from questionnaires knowledge, while personal hygiene with checklist. Data analysis was using Spearman rank correlation test. The results showed 5 respondents (10.9%) with high knowledge, 16 respondents with a 934.8%) with the knowledge of being, and 25 respondents (54.3%) with low knowledge. personal hygiene showed 10 respondents (21.7 %) with good personal hygiene, 15 respondents (32.6%) fair, and 21 respondents (45.7%) poor. The results of hypothesis testing with Rank Spearman test shows r = 0.360 with p = 0.014, so the conclusion there is correlation knowledge level of elderly with behavior elderly of personal Hygiene in nursing home Darma Bakti Pajang of Surakarta.