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Comparing adherence patterns to standard precautions and infection control amongst health care providers in public and private hospitals in Botswana

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dc.contributor.advisor Sandy, Peter Thomas
dc.contributor.author Yilma, Nebeyou Aberra
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-23T09:51:40Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-23T09:51:40Z
dc.date.issued 2013-11
dc.date.submitted 2015-01-23
dc.identifier.citation Yilma, Nebeyou Aberra (2013) Comparing adherence patterns to standard precautions and infection control amongst health care providers in public and private hospitals in Botswana, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/18196> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/18196
dc.description.abstract This study aimed to provide evidence on knowledge of attitudes toward standard precautions (SPs) and its practice of Healthcare Workers (HCWs) in government and private hospitals in Botswana. It utilised descriptive cross-sectional methodology. A range of significant findings were revealed. Good practice of SPs was noted more amongst the HCWs in government than in private hospitals. Knowledge of SPs amongst HCWs in government hospital was significantly and positively correlated to good practice of SPs. Registered Nurses (RNs) had better knowledge of SPs than HealthcareAssistants (HCAs).There was no significant difference between RNs and HCAs practice of SPS and attitudes toward the same. No significant difference in the knowledge, attitudes and practice of SPs was noted between General Practitioners (GPs) and RNs. No significant difference in the knowledge, attitudes and practice of SPs was observed between GPs and HCAs. The study findings have implications for the application of SPs in practice en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xv, 125 leaves) ; tables, graphs
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Needle stick injury en
dc.subject Adherence pattern en
dc.subject Knowledge en
dc.subject Attitude and practice towards standard precaution en
dc.subject Standard precaution en
dc.subject Universal precaution en
dc.subject Infection control en
dc.subject Infection prevention en
dc.subject Public and private hospital en
dc.subject Health care providers en
dc.subject Health care workers en
dc.subject Standard precaution practice pattern en
dc.subject Comparative descriptive cross-sectional study en
dc.subject Emergency department en
dc.subject.ddc 362.19690096883
dc.subject.lcsh Hospitals -- Medical staff -- Botswana
dc.subject.lcsh Needlestick injuries -- Botswana -- Prevention
dc.subject.lcsh Infection -- Prevention
dc.subject.lcsh Medical personnel -- Protection -- Botswana
dc.title Comparing adherence patterns to standard precautions and infection control amongst health care providers in public and private hospitals in Botswana en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Health Studies en
dc.description.degree M.A. (Public Health)


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