Determination of ınfectious diseases knowledge levels of service users from hairdressers



Hairdressing salons are one of the sectors where direct physical contact between employees and service users is the most intense. If the necessary hygiene conditions are insufficient, serious risks may arise for both employees and hairdresser service recipients. In line with this information, it is aimed to determine the hygiene and infectious diseases knowledge levels of individuals who receive service from hairdressers in Van. The questionnaire, which was prepared in line with the purpose of the study, was carried out using face-to-face interview technique in the service areas of female hairdressers operating in the central districts of Van (Edremit, Tusba, İpekyolu) between October and December 2021. 46.3% of the participants stated that hairdressing salons pose a risk for infectious diseases and 7.4% pay attention to gloves, 22.2% to use masks, 18.5% to use clean towels and 9.3% to pay attention to hand hygiene in order to protect themselves from infectious diseases. In the study, 42.6% of the individuals who received hairdresser service claimed that they had hepatitis B disease and 33.3% of them claimed that they had treatment for hepatitis C disease. It has been observed that the level of knowledge about AIDS is higher than that of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. As a result, it is seen that the level of knowledge of individuals who receive hairdressing services, especially about blood-borne diseases, is insufficient. It has been determined that they have either incomplete or incorrect information about other infectious diseases.



How to Cite

Erzen Yıldız, H., Demir, C. ., Yürektürk, Şehriban ., & Karahan, T. (2023). Determination of ınfectious diseases knowledge levels of service users from hairdressers. Journal of Medicine and Applied Sciences, 3(2), 24–32. Retrieved from