ASSOCIATION OF INFECTION CONTROL KNOWLEDGE WITH DEMOGRAPHIC VARIABLES AMONG NURSING STUDENTS AT PRIVATE INSTITUTE IN KARACHI

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Khadija Al Shukhali
Amir Sultan
Javed Iqbal
Afsha Bibi
Umar Farooq
Dr Maliha B. Thapur
Dr. Asfand yar Khalid
Nasir Ali
Dr Waqar Munir
Adnan Yousef
Dr Umema Mumtaz

Keywords

Infection control knowledge, Nursing Student, Association, demographic variables

Abstract

Background: Nurses and health care professionals spend time with patient with different microorganism so they are advised to use necessary precaution to stop the spread of infection such as hand washing and personal protective equipments (PPE).


Aim: This study aimed to measure the knowledge regarding infection control and find their association with demographic variables among nursing students at private institutes in Karachi, Pakistan.


Methodology: In two private nursing colleges in Karachi, this cross-sectional analytical study was conducted between September 2022 and December 2022. Using a suitable sampling technique, 214 first- and second-year nursing students were enlisted. The study measured nursing students' knowledge of infection control using a valid and reliable instrument.


Results: Regarding infection control, the results indicate that 21.5 individuals have moderate knowledge, and 78.5% of participants have a moderate level of knowledge. Furthermore, there are no significant differences between the infection control knowledge score and working hospital, age, gender, academic year, or clinical placement.


Conclusion: The majority of participants had good knowledge of infection control, and did not significantly differ between age groups, genders, academic years, clinical placements, or working hospitals. To develop measures for infection control among healthcare workers; hospital, clinical placement, age, gender, education level, and other demographics should all be considered.

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