Knowledge and Expressed Practice Related to Hand Hygiene among Student Nurses - A Selected College of New Delhi, India
Introduction: Hand hygiene is an important healthcare issue globally and is a single most cost-effective and practical measure to reduce the incidence of health care associated infection across all setting-from advanced healthcare systems to primary healthcare centres. The objectives of the present study were to assess the knowledge and expressed practice related to hand hygiene among the student nurses in a selected college of Nursing, New Delhi.
Materials and Methods: Quantitative research approach with descriptive research design were adopted for this study. Structured questionnaire was used to assess the knowledge and expressed practice checklist was used to assess the expressed practice related to hand hygiene among student nurses. Total 102 student nurses were selected through convenient sampling technique from DGNM 1st year and DGNM 2nd year of Rufaida College of Nursing, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India. Data were collected in the month of September 2020. Descriptive statistics were used to analyse the data.
Result: The findings of present study revealed that out of 102 samples, 90 (88.24%) have inadequate knowledge whereas only 12 (11.76%) have adequate knowledge on hand hygiene and 78 (76.47%) have good expressed practice while 16 (15.69%) have satisfactory expressed practice and 8 (7.84%) have poor expressed practice on hand hygiene.
Conclusion: It was concluded that more observational studies should be conducted on hand hygiene as majority of samples have good expressed practice on hand hygiene whereas very few samples have adequate knowledge on hand hygiene.
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