Correlation Between Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behavior with Blood Cadmium Levels in the Population of Industrial Area

Authors

  • Teuku Heriansyah1, Kumboyono Kumboyono2 , Fibe Yulinda Cesa3 , Titin Andri Wihastuti4 , Shila Wisnasari4

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i1.13433

Keywords:

Cadmium, Knowledge, Behavior, Attitude, Industrial area

Abstract

Objectives: The aim of this analysis is to investigate the correlation between knowledge, attitude, and
behavior with cadmium level in the industrial population. Methods: This research is a non-experimental
study with cross-sectional method. The subjects are 108 respondents live in industrial area. Questionnaires
were used for measuring the level of knowledge, attitude, and behavior. Cadmium levels were measured using
Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry (AAS). Results: The result showed a strong correlation between
levels of knowledge factor and cadmium with r = -0,272* in the population of industrial areas. Meanwhile,
knowledge have significant correlation with attitude (r = 0.528**). Conclusion: Knowledge factor has
the significant relationship with cadmium levels in the population of industrial area. The government is
suggested to improve the knowledge of the people in the industrial area in order to prevent high levels of
cadmium. Therefore, the negative impact of metal waste exposure on health can be minimized.

Author Biography

Teuku Heriansyah1, Kumboyono Kumboyono2 , Fibe Yulinda Cesa3 , Titin Andri Wihastuti4 , Shila Wisnasari4

1
Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Syiah Kuala, Banda Aceh, Indonesia, Master 2
Department of Community Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, University of Brawijaya, Indonesia, 3
Master Program in
Biomedical Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Brawijaya, Malang, East Java, Indonesia, 4Departement of
Biomedicine Nursing Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Brawijaya, East Java, Indonesia

Published

2020-12-31

How to Cite

Teuku Heriansyah1, Kumboyono Kumboyono2 , Fibe Yulinda Cesa3 , Titin Andri Wihastuti4 , Shila Wisnasari4. (2020). Correlation Between Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behavior with Blood Cadmium Levels in the Population of Industrial Area. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(1), 353-358. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i1.13433