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Prevention of hiv infection among healthcare workers in tanzania

Garcia, Marco and Philipsson, Karin (2003)
Department of Health Sciences
Abstract
Africa is the continent in the world that has the largest HIV-infected population. The aim of this study is to collect data about the actions taken by healthcare workers at Ndolage hospital in the Kagera region, Tanzania to eliminate or reduce the risk of HIV-infection from patient to employee. Three areas have been in focus; knowledge, attitudes and possibility to follow eventual preventive guidelines. This is a quantitative questionnaire study where personal observations have been added to the result. It was revealed that 72.7% of the staff members consider themselves as having satisfying knowledge about transmission of HIV. At the same time, 92.4% of the employees feel worry about being infected by HIV when working and 39,4% consider... (More)
Africa is the continent in the world that has the largest HIV-infected population. The aim of this study is to collect data about the actions taken by healthcare workers at Ndolage hospital in the Kagera region, Tanzania to eliminate or reduce the risk of HIV-infection from patient to employee. Three areas have been in focus; knowledge, attitudes and possibility to follow eventual preventive guidelines. This is a quantitative questionnaire study where personal observations have been added to the result. It was revealed that 72.7% of the staff members consider themselves as having satisfying knowledge about transmission of HIV. At the same time, 92.4% of the employees feel worry about being infected by HIV when working and 39,4% consider the risk of getting infected at work as high. Guidelines specific for the hospital concerning protection from HIV were known by 86.4% of the respondents. Even though, 13.6% of the respondents felt that they did not have the possibility to follow them. For example, 19,7% of the participants answered that they seldom had the possibility to change gloves in between patients. The conclusion is that the staff has the knowledge, but does not have the means to protect themselves adequately. (Less)
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author
Garcia, Marco and Philipsson, Karin
supervisor
organization
alternative title
KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDES AND POSSIBILITY TO FOLLOW EVENTUAL PREVENTIVE GUIDELINES.
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
HIV, occupational exposure, attitude, knowledge, preventive guidelines, prospects, Tanzania
language
English
id
2527631
date added to LUP
2012-05-04 14:25:32
date last changed
2015-12-14 13:21:20
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  abstract     = {Africa is the continent in the world that has the largest HIV-infected population. The aim of this study is to collect data about the actions taken by healthcare workers at Ndolage hospital in the Kagera region, Tanzania to eliminate or reduce the risk of HIV-infection from patient to employee. Three areas have been in focus; knowledge, attitudes and possibility to follow eventual preventive guidelines. This is a quantitative questionnaire study where personal observations have been added to the result. It was revealed that 72.7% of the staff members consider themselves as having satisfying knowledge about transmission of HIV. At the same time, 92.4% of the employees feel worry about being infected by HIV when working and 39,4% consider the risk of getting infected at work as high. Guidelines specific for the hospital concerning protection from HIV were known by 86.4% of the respondents. Even though, 13.6% of the respondents felt that they did not have the possibility to follow them. For example, 19,7% of the participants answered that they seldom had the possibility to change gloves in between patients. The conclusion is that the staff has the knowledge, but does not have the means to protect themselves adequately.},
  author       = {Garcia, Marco and Philipsson, Karin},
  keyword      = {HIV, occupational exposure, attitude, knowledge, preventive guidelines, prospects, Tanzania},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Prevention of hiv infection among healthcare workers in tanzania},
  year         = {2003},
}