Perception of doctors and nurses regarding prevention of COVID-19 infection at a Teaching Hospital, Nepal
Keywords:COVID-19, Infection Prevention and Control, Personal Protective Equipment
Introduction: The use of personal protective equipment can be burdensome and the risk of COVID-19 infection for this group is high. This study details to evaluate how prepared Health Care Workers consider themselves to be regarding the delivery of infection prevention and control procedures in their place of work.
Method: This is a cross-sectional study conducted at Kathmandu Medical College Teaching Hospital in September 2020. A questionnaire was given to participants along with the information about the study. Service demand, skills, beliefs about capabilities, beliefs about consequences, intentions, environmental context and resources, social influences, emotion, WHO Wellbeing (over the last two weeks) were taken as dependent variables.
Result: Out of 112 participants, 58(51.7%) were doctors and 54(48.3%) nurses; 65(58.1%) female and 47(41.9%) were male. The mean age was 31.2±4.1 y. Service demand was scored lowest (mean 0.7 out of 7) and beliefs about consequences were scored highest (mean 5.7 out of 7).
Conclusion: Healthcare workers agreed that personal protective equipment at work is sufficiently effective to prevent the spread of COVID-19. They were not confident that the health care center at present can manage or can continue to manage the current patient surge related to COVID-19.
How to Cite
© Journal of Patan Academy of Health Sciences
Submission of the manuscript means that the authors agree to assign exclusive copyright to JPAHS. All authors must sign a Copyright Transfer and Author Agreement form upon submission of the manuscript to the Journal. The work shall not be published elsewhere in any language without the written consent of JPAHS. The articles published in this journal are protected by copyright which covers translation rights and the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute all of the articles printed in the journal.