Nurses Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Infection Control Practices

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Fazeelat Lal
Gulnaz Namat
Tahira Yousaf


Background: Infection control practices are crucial in minimizing the risk of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in hospital settings. Adequate knowledge and positive attitudes among nurses towards these practices are essential for effective implementation and patient safety.

Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the knowledge and attitudes of nurses regarding infection control practices at a tertiary care hospital in Lahore, Pakistan.

Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted involving 150 registered nurses from various departments including ICU, ER, and pediatric wards. Participants were selected using a convenient sampling technique. Data were collected via a validated questionnaire assessing knowledge and attitudes toward infection control practices. Descriptive statistics, frequency distributions, and reliability analysis (Cronbach’s Alpha) were performed using SPSS version 25.

Results: The study revealed that 47.3% (71/150) of nurses had excellent knowledge, 22.0% (33/150) had good knowledge, and 30.7% (46/150) had poor knowledge about infection control. Regarding attitudes, 94.7% (142/150) of nurses exhibited a positive attitude towards infection control measures. The majority of participants were young, with 97.3% (146/150) between the ages of 21-30. Experience levels varied, with 81.3% (122/150) having between 1 to 3 years of experience.

Conclusion: The findings indicate that while there is a good level of knowledge and a very positive attitude towards infection control among nurses, continuous education and training are needed to address gaps in knowledge and ensure high standards of practice are maintained.

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Lal, F., Namat, G., & Yousaf, T. (2024). Nurses Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Infection Control Practices. Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Research, 4(2), 200–204.
Author Biographies

Fazeelat Lal, Services Hospital Lahore (SIMS) Pakistan.

Principal, College of Nursing, Services Hospital, Lahore (SIMS), Pakistan.

Gulnaz Namat, College of Nursing Services Hospital Lahore (SIMS) Pakistan.

Assistant Nursing Instructor, College of Nursing, Services Hospital, Lahore (SIMS), Pakistan.

Tahira Yousaf, College of Nursing Services Hospital Lahore (SIMS) Pakistan.

Assistant Nursing Instructor, College of Nursing, Services Hospital, Lahore (SIMS), Pakistan.


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