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dc.contributor.author Ojulong, J.
dc.contributor.author Mitonga, Kabwebwe H.
dc.contributor.author Iipinge, S.N.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-01T14:53:24Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-01T14:53:24Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Ojulong, J., Mitonga, KH. & Iipinge, SN. (2012). Knowledge and Attitudes of Infection Prevention and Control among Health Sciences Students at University of Namibia. ScholarOne, 375 Greenbrier Drive, Charlottesville, VA, 22901 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/1262
dc.description.abstract Background: Health Sciences students are exposed early to hospitals and to activities which increase their risk of acquiring infections. Infection control practices are geared towards reduction of occurrence and transmission of infectious diseases. Objective: To evaluate knowledge and attitudes of infection prevention and control among Health Science students at University of Namibia. Methods: To assess students’ knowledge and attitudes regarding infection prevention and control and their sources of information, a self-administered questionnaire was used to look at standard precautions especially hands hygiene. Results: One hundred sixty two students participated in this study of which 31 were medical, 17 were radiography and 114 were nursing students. Medical students had better overall scores (73%) compared to nursing students (66%) and radiology students (61%). There was no significant difference in scores between sexes or location of the high school being either in rural or urban setting. Conclusion: Serious efforts are needed to improve or review curriculum so that health sciences students’ knowledge on infection prevention and control is imparted early before they are introduced to the wards. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.source.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v13i4.30 en_US
dc.subject Infection prevention and control en_US
dc.subject Health science students en_US
dc.subject Hand hygiene en_US
dc.title Knowledge and attitudes of infection prevention and control among health sciences students at University of Namibia en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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