Date of Publication : 21, May, 2021
The study examined socio-demographic variables as correlates of knowledge and practice of infection control among health care workers in Jega local government, Kebbi State. The design for this study was a quantitative cross sectional descriptive survey. The target population for the research was four categories of health care workers which included, Laboratory technicians/technologists, Community Health Officers (CHO), Community Health Extension Workers (CHEW) and Health Information Management officers. The total population was 93 healthcare workers. Total enumeration method was used being that the target population was relatively small. A self-administered questionnaire and an observation checklist were designed for data collection. The instruments were given to experts of Nursing Science for scrutiny, thereby affirming the face and content validity of the instruments. A pilot study was conducted to test the reliability of the instruments. Data collected were analysed through Cronbach Alpha which yielded coefficient value of 0.85 and 0.92 for the questionnaire and checklist respectively. The findings of the study revealed that the knowledge of the study participants about infection control is very low while they also demonstrated poor practice of infection control. In addition, working experience and job categories of healthcare workers were related with knowledge and practice of infection control. It was recommended among others that employers and the management of health facilities should ensure updating knowledge and practice of healthcare workers through continuing in-service educational programs and effective supervision.
Keywords: Socio-demographic Variables, Knowledge, Practice, Infection Control,
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Author(s), ABDULLAHI, Muhammad Salisu (RN, RNT, BNSc., M.Sc.), OKAFOR, Ngozi Anthonia (RN, RM, RPHN, PhD), (2021).“Socio-Demographic Variables as Correlates of Knowledge and Practice of Infection Control Among Health Care Workers in Jega Local Government, Kebbi State”. Name of the Journal: Commonwealth Journal of Academic Research, (CJAR.EU), P, 80- 88. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4779570 , Issue: 5, Vol.: 2, Article: 9, Month: May, Year: 2021. Retrieved from https://www.cjar.eu/all-issues/
ThoughtWares Consulting & Multi Services International (TWCMSI)2.5-2021-9-Socio-Demographic-Variables-as-Correlates-of-Knowledge-and-Practice-of-Infection-Control-Among-Health-Care-Workers-in-Jega-Local-Government-Kebbi-State