Practice and Associated Factors Towards Infection Control Measures in Delivery Room among Health Workers in Shone Badawacho, Southern Ethiopia, January 2020.

International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology (IJBTT)
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Volume - 10 Issue - 2                          
Year of Publication : 2020
Authors : AddisuYeshambel, WalellignAnmut


MLA Style:AddisuYeshambel, WalellignAnmut "Practice and Associated Factors Towards Infection Control Measures in Delivery Room among Health Workers in Shone Badawacho, Southern Ethiopia, January 2020." International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology 10.2 (2020): 1-12.

APA Style:AddisuYeshambel, WalellignAnmut(2020). Practice and Associated Factors Towards Infection Control Measures in Delivery Room among Health Workers in Shone Badawacho, Southern Ethiopia, January 2020. International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology, 10(2), 112.



Background:Infection in healthcare workers is a major public health problem in most developing countries. Infections acquired as a result of poor practice are a major health concern, contributing to increased morbidity, mortality worldwide. Although prevention of health-worker related infections is central to the delivery of high-quality care and most of these infections can be prevented with relatively low cost, many health facilities have no effective preventionprograms.Improving health staff behavioural change and developing infection prevention guidelines is required. Therefore the aim of this study was to asses practice and associated factors towards infection control measures in the delivery room among Health workers in Shone Badawacho, Hadyia Zone Ethiopia.

Methods: A Hospital-based cross-sectional study was conducted in Shone Hospital, Ethiopia from January 1 to February 30/2020. A total of 217health care workers were included and binary and multiple logistic regressionswere used to see the association of variable withthe practice of infection prevention.

Result:Healthcare workers` (HCWs)practice on infection prevention control measures was 53.9% and the remaining 46.1% demonstrated it poorly. Participants whose age greater than 50years [AOR=1.48, 95% CI [1.99-2.36], take infection prevention training (AOR=6.68, 95% CI [1.57-20.73] and, know infection prevention guideline [AOR=1.92, 95% CI [1.31-2.73]were more likely practicing infection prevention than others. However, male health workers were 62% less likely practicing infection prevention than female workers [AOR=0.38, 95% CI [0.55-0.770] and those who have much workload were 30% less likely practiced IPP than others [AOR= 0.70 CI95% [0.120-0.54].

Conclusion:The overall practice of infection prevention was found to be low and most practiced poorly. Therefore improving institutional supplies like hand hygiene material, PPE, waste disposal materials and developing safe infection prevention programs/guidelines and training of workers with the up-to-date infection prevention guidelines is recommended.


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Practice, Infection prevention, infection control measure, Delivery room.