COMPARISON OF THE KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PERFORMANCE OF HOSPITAL MANAGERS IN BUSHEHR PROVINCE ABOUT NOSOCOMIAL INFECTIONS
Objective: Nosocomial infections are one of the social and economic medical problems in developing countries, which contribute to the spread of infectious diseases and long hospitalization and mortality among patients. The aim of this study was evaluating the knowledge, attitude and practice of hospital managers in Bushehr Province in the field of nosocomial infections.
Methods: The study was a descriptive – analytic carried out on 52 managers of hospitals governmental and non – governmental in Bushehr Province in 2018. The world health organization questionnaires were used to collect knowledge, attitude and practice data. Data was analyzed by SPSS software version 20. This is a descriptive-analytic study conducted o n 52 managers of governmental and semi-private hospitals in Bushehr province in 2018. The needed data on knowledge, attitude and performance was collected by 3 questionnaires published by the World Health Organization. The collected data was analyzed by SPSS statistical software version 20.
Results: The results of this study showed that 11.54% of managers had good knowledge of nosocomial infection, 67.31% had good attitude and 42.31% of managers had advanced level of performance. There was not any significant association between knowledge and Practice and also knowledge and attitude; but there was a significant association between, attitude and practice (p<0.05).
Conclusion: According to the results of this study, although managers’ attitude towards nosocomial infections is quite good, most of them had not desirable knowledge and practice to prevent them. Considering the important role of managers in prevention of nosocomial infections, it is very important to pay more attention to the training of this group in order to improve the management of infection control in hospitals.
Peer Review History:
Received 16 February 2018; Revised 20 April; Accepted 5 May, Available online 15 May 2018
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