Abstract
A STUDY TO ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE REGARDING INFECTION CONTROL AMONG FIRST YEAR BSC NURSING STUDENTS AT SELECTED NURSING COLLEGES, KOLLAM

Ancy A., Chitra B., Jancy Saji, Sibi Achankunju, Silpa Biju* and Ann Benzily

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The research project under took was “A descriptive study to assess the knowledge regarding infection control among first year BSc nursing students at selected nursing colleges, KollamThe objectives of the study were to assess the knowledge regarding infection control among first year B.Sc nursing students in selected nursing colleges at Kollam, to find the association between knowledge scores with selected demographic variables such as age, gender, education, place of residence and socioeconomic status, non experimental survey design was adopted for this study. A quantitative approach was used in the study. The study was conducted among 50 first year B.Sc nursing who were studying in Bishop Benziger College of Nursing at Kollam. In order to assess the knowledge of first year B.Sc.nursing students, the study sample was selected by non-probability convenient sampling technique. The researcher collected the data using self- structured questionnaire regarding knowledge of infection control. The tool was found to be reliable. The study result shows that 18% of sample had poor knowledge, 64% had average knowledge, 18% had good knowledge, regarding infection control among first year B.Sc nursing students in selected nursing colleges of Kerala and there was no significant association between age, gender, education, place of residence and socio economic status at 0.05 level of significance. Based on the findings the investigators have drawn implication which were of vital concerns in the field of nursing practice, nursing administration and nursing education for future development.

Keywords: Assess, structured questionnaire, infection control, B.Sc. nursing students, instructional package.


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