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Table 3 Knowledge on Hospital-acquired Infection Control

From: Applying interprofessional simulation to improve knowledge, attitude and practice in hospital- acquired infection control among health professionals

Item Experimental (N = 36) Control (N = 40)
  Pre-experimenta Immediate-experimental Post-experimental Pre-Control Post-Control
Knowledge Correct
n (%)
Correct
n (%)
Correct
n (%)
Correct
n (%)
Correct
n (%)
1.Hospital infection is caused by micro-organisms that can be transmitted between patients 33(91.7) 36(100) 36(100) 35(87.5) 38(95)
2.Hospital infection can be caused by micro-organism carried on the hands of healthcare personnel 31(86.1) 36(100) 36(100) 40(100) 40(100)
3.Hospital infection can be partially prevented by strict compliance to infection control protocol 27(75) 34(94.4) 35(97.2) 27(67.5) 32(80)
4.Hospital instrument should always be sterilized 35(97.2) 34(94.4) 36(100) 37(92.5) 36(90)
5.Invasive devices, such as urinary catheterization, can increase the risk of hospital infection 31(86.1) 36(100) 36(100) 36(90) 38(95)
6.A patient in a critical clinical condition increases the risk of hospital infection 33(91.7) 34(94.4) 36(100) 36(90) 36(90)
7.Inappropriate use of antibiotics can increase the risk of healthcare associated infection 29(80.6) 34(94.4) 33(91.7) 30(75) 31(77.5)
8.Hands should be washed before and after examining the patient 35(97.2) 35(97.2) 36(100) 40(100) 40(100)
9. Hands should be washed after gloves are used 32(88.9) 36(100) 36(100) 38(95) 39(97.5)
10. Gloves should be changed between patient 33(91.7) 36(100) 36(100) 33(82.5) 39(97.5)
11.The use of gloves, mask and apron reduces the risk of infection 36(100) 36(100) 36(100) 39(97.5) 40(100)
12.Hepatitis B can be transmitted by needle stick injury 27(75) 35(97.2) 35(97.2) 33(82.5) 34(85)
Maximum 12 12 12 13 12
Minimum 8 10 11 7 17
Mean (SD) 10.61(1.40) 11.72(0.62) 11.86(0.35) 10.75(1.50) 11.08(1.39)
  1. Note: SD Standard Deviation