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INVESTIGATION OF THE INDIVIDUAL HYGIENE ROUTINE AND SELF CARE METHODS OF SPORTSMEN

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Author(s): Kadir PEPE | Dilek KARA | Nurettin KONAR | Tonguç VARDAR

Journal: Beden Egitimi ve Spor Bilimleri Dergisi
ISSN 1307-6477

Volume: 6;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 42;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Sportsman | Individual hygiene | Self-care | Routine

ABSTRACT
The aim of this research is to define the opinions of sportsmen, who are interested in wrestling and weight lifting, concerning the individual hygiene routine and self-care methods and the cleanness of the places in which they are practising. The type of the research is descriptive and cross-sectional and the population of the research is composed of sportsmen who are interested in wrestling and weight lifting in 7 regions of Turkey. The sample group of the research is composed of 290 sportsmen (149 wrestler and 141 weight lifters ) who are selected with random sampling method and who accepted to take part in the research. .The data of the research has been obtained by face-to-face questionnaire method. The questionnaire is composed of 24 questions 6 of which are to obtain individual information and 18 of which are to obtain information about their individual hygiene routine and self-care methods. The comprehensibility and content validity of the questionnaire has been tested. The Cronbach’s reliability coefficient has been found out as 0,69 The data obtained were computerized and then put through statistic operation. As a statistical operation frequency (f) and percentage (%), Cross table (Croostab) and in order to test the differences X-square (X2) were applied. After the operation the percentage dispersion of each question was evaluated on 95 % confidence interval and the value P< 0,05 has been accepted as meaningful. When the data obtained was evaluated, it was defined that the sportsmen generally give importance to hygiene and self-care however, there is statistically a meaningful difference between the female and male sportsmen and that female sportsmen take more care of hygiene and self-care.(P
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