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:: Volume 5, Issue 1 (Spring & Summer 2003) ::
J Gorgan Univ Med Sci 2003, 5(1): 80-86 Back to browse issues page
Assessment of level of knowledge, attitude and practice of employed nurses to nosocomial infection in teaching hospitals of Golestan University of Medical Sciences (2000)
AA.Abdollahi (M.Sc) * 1, H. Rahmani (M.Sc) , B.Khodabakhshi (M.D) , N.Behnampour (M.Sc)
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Background and objective: Nosocomial infections are the important problems in health care centers in the world. Incidence rate in different countries is very variable and has been reported about 5% to 15%. This research was done for ascertainment of level of knowledge, attitude and practice of employed nurses to nosocomial infection in teaching hospitals of Golestan University of Medical Sciences. Materials and methods: This is a descriptive and analytical study, total number of employed nurses (518), 189 male and 328 female. The research carried out using a questionnaire. The data was used to analyze the data SPSS software. Results: Results of research showed that 26.5% of nurses had very low knowledge, 63.9% medium knowledge and 9.6% good knowledge. About attitude 52.4% had negative attitude, 36.4% medium and 11.2% positive attitude. About practice 37.1% had poor practice, 49% medium and 15.9% good practice. In this research between attitude and knowledge, knowledge and practice there was not any meaningful correlation but difference between attitude and practice was statistically significant. Conclusions: The nurses are playing important role in prevention and control of nosocomial infection. So, it is necessary for nurses to have enough knowledge about how to control the infection and to have positive attitude, if they want to do their job property.
Keywords: Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, Nosocomial infection
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* Corresponding Author Address: Faculty of Nursing, Gorgan University of Medcial Sciences. abdollahy64@yahoo.com


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AA.Abdollahi (M.Sc), H. Rahmani (M.Sc), B.Khodabakhshi (M.D), N.Behnampour (M.Sc). Assessment of level of knowledge, attitude and practice of employed nurses to nosocomial infection in teaching hospitals of Golestan University of Medical Sciences (2000) . J Gorgan Univ Med Sci 2003; 5 (1) :80-86
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