Title

Level of knowledge of housekeeping personnel in De La Salle University Center regarding precautionary measures on communicable diseases

Date of Completion

2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Comminicable Diseases, Hospital Housekeeping

Abstract

This study utilized quantitative non-experimental descriptive research design. The respondents of the study were 51 personnel form housekeeping department in De La Salle University Medical Center which was equivalent to 100% of the population. A self-made tool based on the guidelines formulated by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta USA in 2007 for isolation precautions by Chiarello et al., (2007) was utilized by the researchers. Data was analysed using frequency distribution, percentage frequency distribution, t-test, and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). Majority of the respondents were male, ages 18 to 35 years old, finished high school, had attended a seminar twice and have been working at DLSUMC for 1 to 4 years. There was a high level of knowledge of housekeeping personnel on standard and transmission based precautions, hand washing, disinfection, and waste management. There was no significant difference on the level of knowledge of housekeeping personnel regarding precautionary measures on communicable diseases when grouped according to age, educational attainment, gender, number of seminars attended, and tenure of service.

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