Knowledge and Compliance on Infection Prevention and Control Among Healthcare Professionals in Teaching Hospital, Pahang Malaysia During Pandemic Covid-19: A Cross Sectional Study
Keywords:COVID-19, Infection, Prevention and control, Knowledge, Compliance
Introduction: The European Centre for Disease and Prevention Control and World Health Organization (WHO) had established the guidelines for infection prevention and control (IPC) in managing possible and confirm cases of COVID-19. WHO has enforced an interim guideline for public and healthcare services for COVID-19 to be used together with the existing core component of IPC.
Objective: To investigate the level of knowledge on COVID-19 and IPC and its compliance among healthcare providers (HCPs) in one of teaching hospitals, Sultan Ahmad Shah Medical Centre (SASMEC@IIUM).
Methods: A quantitative cross-sectional study with convenience sampling was conducted among 114 HCPs by using self-reported questionnaire from May 2021 to July 2021. Descriptive and correlation statistical analysis were employed in this study. The data was analysed using IBM SPSS Statistic version 20.
Results: Majority of the respondents (N=114) reported have good knowledge and 84.2% have good compliance on COVID-19, IPC There is a moderate positive correlation between level of knowledge on COVID-19 and knowledge on IPC, respectively (r=0.616, r=0.601), but fair correlation between knowledge on COVID-19 and compliance on IPC (r=0.374). There is a moderate positive correlation between knowledge on IPC and IPC compliance (r=0.601).
Conclusion: HCPs in SASMEC@IIUM have good knowledge on COVID-19 and IPC as well as good compliance on IPC. This indicates regular training on IPC among HCPs provide great impact to the teaching hospital.
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