CORRELATION OF EQUALIZATION TECHNICAL TO BAROTRAUMA EVENTS IN TRADITIONAL DIVERS VILLAGE KEDUNG COWEK, DISTRICT BULAK, KENJERAN, SURABAYA
Keywords:Equalization Technique, Barotrauma Occurrence, Traditional Diver
Barotrauma is the most common problem in traditional divers, due to pressure differences. Pressure can be equated doing of equalization technique. The purpose of this study was to analyze the relationship of the technique of equalization to the incidence of barotrauma on traditional divers.The research design was analytic with Cross Sectional approach. Sample size 35 respondents, sample technique use probability sampling (simple random sampling). Data were collected use questionnaires and observation sheets. Data were analyzed using Spearman Rho test. The result of this study use the technique of equalization performed by traditional divers using toynbee equalization technique, and the incidence of barotrauma on the traditional diver in the diver not equalize according to the procedure. In prove with the results of spearman rho test shows the value p = 0.029 (p <α = 0.05).The implications of this research require the support of the traditional divers as the coordinator for traditional divers to change the traditional divers behavior in performing diving procedures.