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International Journal of Advance Research in Medical Surgical Nursing

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International Journal of Advance Research in Medical Surgical Nursing
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International Journal of Advance Research in Medical Surgical Nursing
2022, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part A
A study to assess the knowledge and practice regarding infection prevention among health care members in a selected hospital, Chinakakani, Guntur district Andhra Pradesh

G Srilakshmi and N Usha rani

Background: Hospital acquired infection is also called a nosocomial infection. Hospital acquired infection can be caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. These microorganisms may already be present in the patient’s body or may come from the environment, contaminated hospital equipment, health care workers, or other patients.
Objective: To estimate the existing knowledge and practice regarding infection prevention among health care members.
Materials and Methods: A descriptive study was adopted to find the a study to assess the knowledge and practice regarding infection prevention among health care members in a selected hospitals, chinakakani, Guntur district Andhra Pradesh. A total of sample 200 health care members were selected by using Stratified Random sampling Technique. Data was analysed by using descriptive and inferential statistics.
Results: Majority 68.5% (51-75%) of the health care members had moderate knowledge, and 47% of them had inadequate knowledge (≤50%) and none of them had adequate knowledge (>75%) the regarding infection prevention. In the present study it was also found that the mean 22 with a standard deviation of 5.54. Majority 80% (51-75%) of health care members had fair practice, and 12.5% of them had good practice (≥76%) and none of them had poor practice (≤50%) the regarding infection prevention. In the present study found that the mean 14.25 with a standard deviation 5.75. The chi-square test was calculated to find out the association between the knowledge of health care members with their socio-demographic variables like age, gender, work experience, profession.
Conclusion: The research concludes the study by showing the assess the knowledge and practice regarding infection prevention among health care members in a selected hospital chinakakani, Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh.
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How to cite this article:
G Srilakshmi, N Usha rani. A study to assess the knowledge and practice regarding infection prevention among health care members in a selected hospital, Chinakakani, Guntur district Andhra Pradesh. Int J Adv Res Med Surg Nurs 2022;4(1):19-22. DOI: 10.33545/surgicalnursing.2022.v4.i1a.81
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