Title

Knowledge and compliance of radiologic technologists on infection control in terms of medical asepsis in all hospitals in Cavite

Date of Completion

2010

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology

Keywords

Technology, Radiologic, Infection Control, Asepsis, Communicable Disease Control

Abstract

The descriptive-correlational method was used in this study. The respondents were 137 radiologic technologists from all hospitals in Cavite selected using purposive sampling technique. The research instrument was formulated based on the Standard Precautions (Tier 1) established by the Center for Disease Control and literature from Infection Prevention and Control by Christine Perry and Basic Medical Techniques and Patient Care for Radiologic Technologists 3rd edition by Lilian Torres. The first part of the questionnaire was composed of background information and second part tested the knowledge of the respondents to infection control and medical aseptic policies. The statistical tools employed were frequency distribution, percentage, mean, standard deviation, t-test of independent means, f-test of independent means, and Pearson’s r. The study concluded that, 1) Most of respondents were 20-29 years old, male, radiologic technologists and had a length of service of more than four (4) years; 2) The knowledge of the respondents on infection control and medical asepsis in terms of hand hygiene, use of personal protective equipment (gloves, mask, eye protection and gown), cleaning and proper waste disposal, safe handling and disposal of sharps and line management was very good; 3) The knowledge of the respondents were heterogeneous in terms of hand hygiene, use of personal protective equipment (gloves, mask, eye protection and gown), cleaning and proper waste disposal, safe handling and disposal of sharps and line management when grouped according to age, gender, position, length of service and status; 4) The respondents complied to a great extent in terms of hand hygiene, use of personal protective equipment (gloves, mas, eye protection and gown), cleaning and proper waste disposal, safe handling and disposal of sharps and line management; 5) Gender was a factor in the knowledge of the respondents. Age, position, length of service and employment status were not related to the knowledge on infection control in terms of medical asepsis; 6) Age, position, gender, length of service and employment status were not related to the compliance on infection control in terms of medical sepsis; 7) There was a very small correlation between knowledge and compliance of the respondents. Knowledge was not a correlate of compliance; 8) Respondents complied to a great extent even without sufficient knowledge on the principles of infection control particularly medical asepsis.

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