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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(4): 1591-1598
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.704.179


A Study on Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices on Hand Hygiene amongst Residents and Nursing Staff at Tertiary Care Hospital, Drug Chhattisgarh, India
Smita Bawankar1, Priyadershini Rangari2*, Suhas Kamdi3 and Prashant Meshram1
1Department of Microbiology,
2Department of Dentistry, 3Senior Resident Orthopaedics Department, Shri Shankaracharya Institute of Medical Sciences Drug, Chhattisgarh, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Knowledge of hand hygiene as the single most important precautionary measure to reduce nosocomial and healthcare associated infections. We carried out a study to assess the knowledge, attitudes, practices and satisfaction of facilities available to health care workers amongst residents and nurses in our institute. A cross-sectional, paper- questionnaire was administered to explore the knowledge of, and attitudes towards, hand hygiene practices. Data analysis were done in Microsoft Excel sheet and presented as numbers and percentages. Appropriate statistical tests were applied as and when required. p-value less than 0.05 were considered significant. A total 190 respondents were studied about their knowledge and attitude towards hand hygiene practices. Our study showed that respondents from both groups (95 each) had average knowledge regarding WHO steps of hand washing (55% and 58% respectively), residents has better knowledge than nurses regarding hand rubbing is more effective against germs than hand washing (44.21% and 15.78%). The attitude regarding correct hand hygiene practices to be followed at all times was found to be better among nurses (78.94%) as compared to residents (35.78%) which was found to be highly significant with p-value <0.001. Hand hygiene knowledge attitudes and practices among nurses and residents were moderate to poor. The present study underscores the need for further improvement in the existing training programs to address the gaps in hand hygiene.


Keywords: Hand hygiene, Healthcare associated infections, Nosocomial infections, Hand hygiene practices, Knowledge, Attitude
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Smita Bawankar, Priyadershini Rangari, Suhas Kamdi and Prashant Meshram. 2018. A Study on Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices on Hand Hygiene amongst Residents and Nursing Staff at Tertiary Care Hospital, Drug Chhattisgarh, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(4): 1591-1598. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.704.179