Knowledge Assessment on Hospital Related Occupational Hazard among Student Nurses of Selected College in Delhi
Introduction: Nurses encounter numerous hazards on the job ranging
from needle stick injuries, allergies, and stress to violence. Though
measures can be taken to prevent such hazards still they encounter such
events in the hospitals. The main objectives of the study are to assess the
knowledge of student nurses on hospital-related occupational hazards
and to seek the association between the knowledge of student nurses
regarding hospital-related occupational hazards with demographic
Method: The research approach used is quantitative approach and the
design is descriptive survey design. The sample included 85 student
nurses selected through the total enumeration method. Data were
collected through an online structured knowledge questionnaire.
Results: The findings of the study revealed that majority of the students
i.e. 59% had moderate knowledge, 26% had poor knowledge, and only
15% had good knowledge regarding hospital-related occupational
hazards. There was a significant association of the knowledge related
to occupational hazard with age and course of study of the students.
Conclusion: The study concluded that there is a need to improve the
knowledge on hospital-related occupational hazards among student
nurses and hence an e-booklet was developed and disseminated to
improve their knowledge on such hazards.
How to cite this article:
Masih R, John N, Fatima J. Knowledge Assessment
on Hospital Related Occupational Hazard among
Student Nurses of Selected College in Delhi. Int
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