Journal of General Practice

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Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Hand Washing among Health Workers in Jugel Hospital Harar, East Ethiopia 2019


Gosasye Teklehaymanot Zewde

Background: Hand washing is the rubbing together of all surfaces and cleaning of the hands using a soap or chemical and water. Effective hand hygiene involves the removal of visible soiling and the reduction of microbial colonization of the skin. Nosocomial infections due to poor hand hygiene are a major cause of increasing morbidity, mortality, and health care costs among hospitalized patients worldwide. Therefore Proper open hand washing practice is simple and an important method to prevent it However, about 50% of health care associated infections occur due to hand of health care providers Even though few institution based studies were conducted in Ethiopia regarding hand washing knowledge, altitude and practice among health care workers there is no sufficient information in our study area Therefore this study will try to fill the information gaps and used as a reference data for other researcher
Objectives: To assess Knowledge, Attitude and hand washing practice of health workers in Jugel Hospital Harar, East Ethiopia in 2019.
Method: Institutional based cross-sectional study was employed on 125 health profession. Structured questionnaires was used for data collection, participant were sleeted by simple random sampling techniques. Training was given for A data collectors and supervisor as well as Pretest and double data entry was made to assure quality of data. Collected data were entered to SPSS version 22.0 for analysis. And result were presented in tables, bar graphs, pie charts.
Result: In these study the overall prevalence of good knowledge were 61% . Among the study the participant 58.4% had positive attitude while 74.4% participant had good practice regarding hand hygiene
Conclusion and Recommendation: Over all KAP of health profession toward hand hygiene is moderate, therefore provision of training, and enhancing hand washing tradition need to be stablishe.


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