Assess the Knowledge, Practice and Attitude Regarding Nosocomial Infections and their Preventive among Health Care Staf

Authors

  • Blessy Mohandass1 , Amanpreet Kaur2 , Timsy2 , Harmeet Kour3 , Navneet Kaur3, Pema Choden3 , Aishwarya Thakur3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i1.2299

Keywords:

Knowledge, Infection, Practice, Nosocomial

Abstract

Nosocomial infections are diseases acquired within 48 hours or more of hospital admission or within 30
days of discharge. The objectives of the study were to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice regarding
nosocomial infection and their prevention among health care workers. To determine the relationship
between knowledge, attitude and practice regarding nosocomial infection and their prevention among health
care workers. To find out association between the knowledge, attitude and practice regarding nosocomial
infection and their prevention among health care workers. The research design selected for the study was
descriptive research design and a total 100 health care staff were selected as study sample tool was used
for data collection. Self-introduction was given and purpose of gathering the information and nature of
study was explained before taking information through non probability convenient sampling technique. A
self- structured questionnaire, consent was signed by participants. The result revealed that the most of the
health care staff 76(76%) had excellent knowledge regarding nosocomial infection and their prevention
less than half, 43(43%) had positive attitude regarding nosocomial infection and their prevention. On the
contrary, 74(74%) had excellent practice regarding nosocomial infection and their prevention. On applying
the spearman correlation test, relationship between knowledge and attitude was found to be significant
at p<0.05. Hence, researchers concluded that the present study was undertaken to identify the level of
knowledge, attitude and practice regarding nosocomial infection and prevention among health care staff in
selected hospitals of Punjab. The finding showed that majority of the participants had excellent knowledge
and practice. There were gaps in relationship between knowledge and practice and attitude which is found
to be not significant at p<0.05.

Author Biography

Blessy Mohandass1 , Amanpreet Kaur2 , Timsy2 , Harmeet Kour3 , Navneet Kaur3, Pema Choden3 , Aishwarya Thakur3

1Nursing Tutor, 2Assistant Professor, 3B.Sc. Nursing IVth Year Students, Chitkara School of Health Sciences,
Chitkara University, Punjab, India

Published

2021-01-09

How to Cite

Blessy Mohandass1 , Amanpreet Kaur2 , Timsy2 , Harmeet Kour3 , Navneet Kaur3, Pema Choden3 , Aishwarya Thakur3. (2021). Assess the Knowledge, Practice and Attitude Regarding Nosocomial Infections and their Preventive among Health Care Staf. Medico Legal Update, 21(1), 168-173. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i1.2299

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