Eni Kusyati, Ni Nyoman Martaningtyas

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Introduction. The number of hernia sufferers in Ambarawa Government Hospital ( RSUD Ambarawa) increased into 1.2% within two decades, which were in 2012 and 2013. There were 14 people (4,2 %) were infected. The purpose of this research was to know the effect of wound care using honey toward leukocytes calculation value and leukocytes type in post-herniotomy patients in Ambarawa Government Hospital ( RSUD Ambarawa ).Method. This research used quantitative research method with quasi experiment design, and it used Post Test with control design. The population of this research was the post-herniotomy patients (The number of population was 20 people). The number of population was divided into two groups. 10 people were treated with honey, and the other 10 people were treated by using povidon iodine. Moreover, this research used incidental sampling technique. Result. The research result with independent t-test, it showed that there was difference between leukocytes calculation value with p-value 0,041 and there was no difference on monocytes, lymphocyte, and granulocytes calculation value between treatment group and control group with p-value 0.714; 0.222; and 1.00. Discussion. From the research result, It can be concluded that there was effect on leukocytes calculation value and there was no effect on monocytes, lymphocytes, and granulocytes calculation value in post-herniatomy patients who were treated with honey compared to those patients who were treated by using povidine iodine.

Keywords: Wound care, honey, povidon iodine, leukocytes

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