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Journal of Environmental and Public Health - Volume 2017 2017, Article ID 2050635, 8 pages - https:-doi.org-10.1155-2017-2050635

Research Article

Department of Nursing, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Wolkite University, Wolkite, Ethiopia

School of Nursing, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Hawassa University, Hawassa, Ethiopia

Correspondence should be addressed to Eshetu Haileselassie Engeda

Received 22 June 2016; Revised 2 December 2016; Accepted 25 December 2016; Published 16 January 2017

Academic Editor: How-Ran Guo

Copyright © 2017 Tariku Gebre Haile et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Background. In many studies, compliance with standard precautions among healthcare workers was reported to be inadequate. Objective. The aim of this study was to assess compliance with standard precautions and associated factors among healthcare workers in northwest Ethiopia. Methods. An institution-based cross-sectional study was conducted from March 01 to April 30, 2014. Simple random sampling technique was used to select participants. Data were entered into Epi info 3.5.1 and were exported to SPSS version 20.0 for statistical analysis. Multivariate logistic regression analyses were computed and adjusted odds ratio with 95% confidence interval was calculated to identify associated factors. Results. The proportion of healthcare workers who always comply with standard precautions was found to be 12%. Being a female healthcare worker AOR 95% CI 2.18 1.12–4.23, higher infection risk perception AOR 95% CI 3.46 1.67–7.18, training on standard precautions AOR 95% CI 2.90 1.20–7.02, accessibility of personal protective equipment AOR 95% CI 2.87 1.41–5.86, and management support AOR 95% CI 2.23 1.11–4.53 were found to be statistically significant. Conclusion and Recommendation. Compliance with standard precautions among the healthcare workers is very low. Interventions which include training of healthcare workers on standard precautions and consistent management support are recommended.





Autor: Tariku Gebre Haile, Eshetu Haileselassie Engeda, and Abdella Amano Abdo

Fuente: https://www.hindawi.com/



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