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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2020, Volume : 10, Issue : 1
First page : ( 93) Last page : ( 96)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2020.00021.X

A Study to Assess the Knowledge and Expressed Practice regarding Maintenance of Cleanliness in Hospital Premises among relatives of patients admitted in IPD at AIIMS, Jodhpur

Komal1, Choudhary Koral1, Chhangani Krishna1, Panwar Kriti1, Manju1, Dindor Manju1, Saini Mehak1, Sharma Mukesh Chandra2,*, Raghu V A3

1B. Sc (Hon) Nursing Students, (2014 to 2017 batch), College of Nursing, AIIMS, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

2Associate Professor, College of Nursing, AIIMS, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

3Tutor/CI (Nsg) College of Nursing, AIIMS, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

*Corresponding Author Email: mohanasundarisk@aiimsjodhpur.edu.in

Online published on 3 June, 2020.

Abstract

Cleanliness in health care facilities is a vital component to prevent various diseases or infections. Adequate knowledge and application of the knowledge by the patients and their relatives serves as key point in maintenance of cleanliness in hospital. The objective of present study was to assess the knowledge and expressed practices regarding maintenance of cleanliness in hospital premises among relatives of patients admitted in IPD at AIIMS, Jodhpur. Present study has been carried out by using quantitative approach with descriptive research design. Purposive sampling technique was used to draw the 100 relatives of patients admitted in IPD at AIIMS Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Self-structured questionnaire with interview schedule was used to assess the knowledge and expressed practices regarding maintenance of cleanliness in hospital premises. The study result shows that majority of the subject (80%) had an average knowledge, 18% of the subjects had good knowledge and only 2% of the subjects had poor knowledge related to maintenance of cleanliness. The study findings also reveal that most of the (99%) the subject had good expressed practice and 1% of the subject had average expressed practices. Study findings also shows that there was a positive correlation between knowledge and expressed practice regarding maintenance of cleanliness in hospital. The correlation coefficient value was 0.67. From the present study it was concluded that the patient relatives had an average knowledge and good expressed practices regarding maintenance of cleanliness in hospital premises.

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Keywords

Knowledge, Expressed Practices, Cleanliness, Relatives.

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