RELATIONSHIP OF AGE, THE USE OF PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, AND PERSONAL HYGIENE WITH COGNITIVE FUNCTION IN FARMERS IN DELI SERDANG DISTRICT.
Background: Horticultural farming is a source of income for the community in the Beringin District, Deli Serdang Regency. Increasing agricultural yields requires the completeness of agricultural facilities including pesticides. Preliminary survey conducted through interviews obtained the results that of the 10 farmers interviewed, 4 of them experienced signs of impaired cognitive function such as, difficulty concentrating and easy to forget. This study aims to analyze the relationship of age, use of PPE, and personal hygiene with the cognitive function of farmers in Deli Serdang Regency.
Materials and Method: This study was an observational study with a cross-sectional design. The number of samples in this study were 83 people. Data collection through interviews and observations. Methods of data analysis using the Chi-Square test with a significance level of 0.05.
Results: Of 83 farmers, 36 of them experienced disorder cognitive function. Statistical analysis showed that there was a relationship between age, use of PPE, and personal hygiene with cognitive function in farmers with a value (p <0.05).
Conclusion: Age, PPE usage, and personal hygiene are risk factors for cognitive impairment in farmers in Beringin District, Deli Serdang Regency.Keywords: Age, PPE, Personal Hygiene, Cognitive Function, Farmers.