The effect of injection safety training on knowledge and attitude of primary health care workers in Ilorin, Nigeria

  • OA Bolarinwa
  • GA Salaudeen
  • SA Aderibigbe
  • IO Musa
  • TM Akande
  • DB Parakoyi
Keywords: Injection safety, Primary health care, Training.


Background: Studies have shown poor injection safety practices among health workers in Nigeria and this was adduced to lack of adequate training on injection safety practices. Objective: The study assessed the effect of the training intervention on the knowledge and attitude of primary healthcare workers on injection safety in Ilorin. Methodology; The study was quasi-experimental, conducted in 3 phases using multistage random sampling to recruit 126 Primary Health Care Workers into training intervention group and 121 in control group. Pretested semi-structured questionnaire was used at pre-intervention and post-intervention phases. Result; The observed improvement in intervention group’s knowledge at pre intervention phase (35.7%) and post intervention phase (66.7%) was statistically significant (p<0.001) as compared to the control group. More than half of both the intervention (58%) and control (76.9%) had good attitude at pre intervention with no statistical difference in both groups at post intervention phase. Conclusion; It was concluded that training on injection safety improved the knowledge of Primary Health Care Workers with no significant effect on their attitude. It was recommended that there is the need to extend training on injection safety to all Primary Health Care Workers in the State and the Country. Key words: Injection safety, Primary health care, Training

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