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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:9, September, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(9): 1789-1797

Assessment of Health Workers’ Knowledge about Blood Borne Diseases
Zainab A. Hasan
College of Nursing, University of Basra, Basra - Iraq
*Corresponding author

Blood borne diseases is a serious global public health problem, health workers are in danger of infection. 1- Assessment of health workers’ knowledge about blood borne diseases in Al- Basra general hospital. 2- Assessment of health workers’ knowledge precautions to prevent infections. Across sectional institutional study was conducted among health workers the total subjects studied were 50 of health workers. Data was entered in spss program and analyzed using chi-square test. Highest percentage of the sample was aging group (20-29) years (42%), female (66%), blood blank unit (46%), institute (54%) and employee years (1-10) (64%). The highest percentage of relation of health workers’ knowledge and age for the age group (50-59 years) (100%), the percentage of knowledge males (88.23%) was higher than females (75.7%), highest percentage for knowledge was for blood bank unit workers (90.3%), highest percentage for employment years (21-30 years) and (more than 30 years) (100%), and highest percentage for knowledge was for college (91.6%). There is no significant difference between health workers’ knowledge and age, gender, work place, employment years and education. Health workers staff in Al-Basra general hospital has sufficient knowledge about blood borne diseases but need more knowledge about transmission methods of blood borne diseases and how to deal with blood spill and contaminated fluid. The employment and direct dealing with blood present good information to health workers about blood borne diseases.

Keywords: Assessment, Health workers, Knowledge, Nursing, Blood borne diseases

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Zainab A. Hasan. 2018. Assessment of Health Workers’ Knowledge about Blood Borne Diseases.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(9): 1789-1797. doi:
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