Social Determinants, Working Status, Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Hospital Waste Management Practices in Hospitals of Bengkulu Province

Authors

  • Afriyanto
  • Somsak Pitaksanurat
  • Rittirong Junggoth

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i2.2637

Keywords:

Infectious Waste, Social Determinants, Working Status, Knowledge, Attitude, Hospital Bengkulu.

Abstract

Introduction: Healthcare waste are considered infectious and hazardous. It requires specific handling
prior to its disposal and poses a stern dangers to ecological, occupational and public health if not managed
with caution. Hazardous waste management is a concern for every health care organization and for every
healthcare professional.
Objective: The objective of the study was to know association demographic social determinants, working
status, knowledge and attitude with practice of disposal infectious waste among health personal in hospital
Province of Bengkulu
Methodology: A quantitative descriptive cross-sectional Study design was used. The research was carried
for the period of five months from February 2019 to August 2019 and the sample size is estimate base on the
multiple logistic regressions.
Result: In this study, most of the respondents (42.06%) not good practice of disposal infectious waste.
The multivariate analysis reported age (Adjusted OR: 1.44, 95% CI: 1.04 to 2.01) with p-value: <0.030,
education (Adjusted OR: 1.40, 95% CI: 1.04 to 1.90) with p-value: <0.028, management system (Adjusted
OR: 5.24, 95% CI: 3.04 to 9.03) with p-value: <0.001, knowledge (Adjusted OR: 1.85, 95% CI: 1.30 to 2.63
with p-value: <0.001, attitude (Adjusted OR: 5.21, 95% CI: 3.06 to 8.86) with p-value: <0.001.
Conclusion: Almost half of hospital health personal had poor practice of disposal handling infectious waste
in Bengkulu Province, Indonesia. Infectious waste management system was strongly influence on practice
disposal waste.

Author Biographies

Afriyanto

Doctoral Student Faculty of Public Health Khon Kaen University, Thailand

Somsak Pitaksanurat

Assistant Professor Faculty of
Public Health Khon Kaen University, Thailand

Rittirong Junggoth

Faculty of Public Health Khon Kaen University, Thailand

Published

2021-03-12

How to Cite

Afriyanto, Somsak Pitaksanurat, & Rittirong Junggoth. (2021). Social Determinants, Working Status, Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Hospital Waste Management Practices in Hospitals of Bengkulu Province. Medico Legal Update, 21(2), 13-17. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i2.2637