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A study on knowledge, attitude and practice of standard precautions among theatre personnel in Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Irrua, Edo State

O Okhiai, AO Nwaopara, FI Omoregbe, E Izefua, GI Nwandike, P Nmorsi, JO Shelu, HOT Blackies


The aim of this descriptive non-experimental study was to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice of standard precautions among theatre personnel of Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital Irrua (ISTH), Edo State, Nigeria, and to sensitize them on the need to comply with standard precautions. Using the simple random probability sampling technique, 30 respondents were selected from a total of 170 theatre personnel of ISTH, Irrua. The instrument of data collection was a well designed/pre-tested questionnaire, while data analysis was done using descriptive statistical tools –mean and percentages, including chi-square to test stated hypothesis. Results showed that 80% of the theater personnel had knowledge of standard precautions, while 83.3% had positive attitude towards it with 66.7% of the respondents complying with standard precautions. Over all, it was concluded that training and education are important in enhancing the knowledge and attitude of theatre personnel to standard precautions, as well as improving adherence to good clinical practices. 

Keywords: Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, Theatre personnel, Standard Precautions

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