Taking the hepatitis B and hepatitis C prevalence in Turkey into account, the coiffeur employees may play a role in the spread of these diseases and our study aimed to determine the knowledge level and practices of employees in the coiffeur industry in Aksaray with regard to Hepatitis.
Materials and Methods: In the year 2010, a total of 59 people were administered face to face surveys. The questionnaire contained 46 questions about sociodemographic characteristics, professional experience, working conditions, and the level of knowledge as well as the measures taken to prevent infection.
Results: The average age of respondents was 25 years and all of the participants were women. It was found that the participants had no idea about the contagion of hepatitis B and hepatitis C, while 62% had not been checked for and vaccinated against Hepatitis B.
Conclusion: It was suggested that the employees in the coiffeur industry should continue to receive training to prevent contagion of hepatitis B and hepatitis C, and also further efforts should be made to ensure them to use personal protective measures.