International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
Vol. 1, Issue 2, Part A (2018)

Knowledge, attitude, self-efficacy and practice of standard precaution measures by nursing and midwifery students in Damaturu, North-Eastern Nigeria

Author(s): Mohammed Goje, Ahmed Dahiru Balami, Musa Jarma and Suleiman Dauda
Abstract: It is expected that the habit of observing standard precaution measures among nurses should have been developed during the course of their training in school. The aim of this study was to determine the knowledge, attitude, self-efficacy and practice of standard precaution measures among nursing and midwifery students in Damaturu, Nigeria. This study utilized a cross-sectional study design, in which self-administered questionnaires were used to collect information from the respondents. A total of 125 respondents participated in the study. Spearman’s correlation revealed significant positive correlations between knowledge and practice (r=0.455, p-value <0.001) and between self-efficacy and practice (r=0.391, p-value <0.001). Higher age was significantly associated with higher knowledge and higher practice; while higher school year was associated with higher knowledge and higher self-efficacy, but not higher practice. There is the need to replicate similar study among the professional nurses, to determine the need or not, for retraining.
Pages: 41-46  |  973 Views  615 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Mohammed Goje, Ahmed Dahiru Balami, Musa Jarma and Suleiman Dauda. Knowledge, attitude, self-efficacy and practice of standard precaution measures by nursing and midwifery students in Damaturu, North-Eastern Nigeria. International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine. 2018; 1(2): 41-46.