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IP International Journal of Medical Microbiology and Tropical Diseases


Assessment of knowledge, attitudes & practices among doctors, Nurses & ward aids on nosocomial infections in tertiary care hospital


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Research Article

Author Details : Sangita Rajdev*, Summaiya Mullan

Volume : 5, Issue : 4, Year : 2019

Article Page : 222-225


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Abstract

Introduction: Nosocomial infections are drawing increasing attention because of the magnitude of the
problem in terms of the associated morbidity, mortality and cost of treatment, but also due to the growing
recognition that most of these are preventable. Failure to implement correct practices by health care workers
responsible for increased incidences of Nosocomial infections.
Objective: To assess knowledge, attitude and practices for control of nosocomial infections among doctors,
Nurses & ward aids in tertiary care institute.
Materials and Methods: A total of 135 HCWs, 45 doctors, 50 nurses and 50 ward aides were included and
questionnaires were prepared covering different areas like Hand hygiene, biomedical waste, vaccination,
universal precautions and PEP etc. to assess their knowledge, attitudes and practices for prevention of
nosocomial infections.
Results: Total of 274 questionnaires was analyzed using appropriate statistical methods. Different
responses obtained as excellent, good, fair and poor for different categories of health care personnel (HCP).
The test of significance Wilcoxon signed rank test was applied for pre test and post test responses found
significant change in response after their training.
Discussion: Attending continued medical educations on hospital infection had a positive effect on infection
control practices in all levels of health care personnel.
Conclusion: Regular monitoring, education and motivational programs on nosocomial infections and their
prevention can help in retention of Knowledge, attitudes and practices among the various categories of
health care workers.

Keywords: Nosocomial infections, KAP score, Health care workers.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijmmtd.2019.051

How to cite : Rajdev S, Mullan S, Assessment of knowledge, attitudes & practices among doctors, Nurses & ward aids on nosocomial infections in tertiary care hospital. IP Int J Med Microbiol Trop Dis 2019;5(4):222-225

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