Factors influencing personal hygiene practices
1. Physical Factors: - In many cased people understand the importance of good hygiene and wish to practice it. But they are prevented from doing it. The reason may be.
· Post-operative incision
· Plaster cast
· Chronic illness
· Prolonged hospital stay
2. PsychologicalFactors:-Psychological disorders such as schizophrenia and border line personality often causes a lack of interest in hygiene. Poor hygiene can be a diagnostic tool pointing major depressive disorder.
3. Socio Economic Factors: - Financial hardship such as inability to pay a water bill, soap, towels and sanitary facilities.