Title

The level of awareness and the level of compliance of staff nurses to handwashing technique in selected hospitals in Cavite

Date of Completion

2003

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Nurses, Hand Disinfection

Abstract

The study utilized a descriptive type of research design where a questionnaire was used as a main tool in gathering data. The respondents consisted of 100 staff nurses in selected hospitals in Cavite and chosen using purposive sampling technique. A self-made questionnaire was developed by the researchers based on the questionnaire used in the Master’s thesis of Alberto C. Verdad Jr. (2002) and on the book entitled Fundamental of Nursing. Data was analyzed through frequency distribution, percentage, mean, standard deviation, f-test and t-test for independent samples. The study concluded that, 1) Out of 100 respondents, most of the staff nurses were between 26-30 years old, assigned in the medical ward, had served for less than five (5) years, worked for eight (8) hours a day, and have no children aged 0-3 years at home; 2) Most of the respondents were aware of handwashing technique to a moderate extent; 3) Most of the respondents complied with the great extent to handwashing technique; 4) The level of awareness of the respondents regarding handwashing technique in selected hospitals in Cavite was not significantly different in terms of age, area of assignment, length of service, workload, and presence of children aged 0-3 years at home; 5) The level of compliance of the respondents regarding handwashing technique in selected hospitals in Cavite was not significantly different when they are grouped according to age, area of assignment, length of service, workload, and presence of children aged 0-3 years at home.

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