Infection control practices among nursing students of De La Salle Health Sciences Institute

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing


Infection Control, College Students, Nursing


The study used a non-experimental descriptive type of research. The respondents of the study included the nursing students of De La Salle Health Sciences Institute who are clinically exposed in the hospital setting. The researchers conducted this study to the 80% of the total population of 241 students. There were 150 respondents from the 4th year students of the College of Nursing School Year 2009-2010. The respondents were selected based on their susceptibility to infection during clinical rotation. The sampling technique that was utilized is stratified random sampling. The research instrument used in the study was an adopted and modified questionnaire from the research instrument of the study “A Study on the Degree of Compliance to Infection Control Standards of Hospital Personnel in Two-Selected Hospital in Cavite”. The statistical tools that were used to answer specific problems and to test hypothesis of the study are the following: percentage, mean, t-test and f-test. Based on the findings of the study, the following conclusions were obtained: 1) The results indicated that majority of selected nursing students were female, Catholic and have family income of more than P60,000; 2) The Infection Control Practices are very highly observed by the nursing students regardless of their gender, religion and socio-economic status; 3) Gender, religion, socioeconomic status are not determinants of the level of infection control practices of the nursing students.

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