International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part A (2019)

Assessment of knowledge, attitude and practices regarding H1N1 pandemic influenza among the health care providers working at a tertiary care hospital in Kashmir: A cross sectional study

Author(s): Javid Ahmed and Darakshan Ali
Abstract:
Background: Health care professionals are a high risk group for H1N1 and it is important for them to have correct knowledge about the disease in order to be able to prevent themselves from the disease.
Objectives: To assess the knowledge, attitude and practices regarding H1N1 pandemic influenza among the health care providers working at a tertiary care hospital.
Methodology: Data was collected from 279 health care providers who were selected by convenience sampling.
Results: Overall the participants had some/sufficient knowledge about the disease. 44.8% of the study participants had received training on hand hygiene while only 24% had received training on the use of personal protective equipment. Only 54.8 % of the study participants were vaccinated against H1N1.
Conclusion: It was seen that there were some gaps in the knowledge about the disease. Educational and training programmes for health care providers should be conducted regularly.
Pages: 23-27  |  164 Views  58 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Javid Ahmed and Darakshan Ali. Assessment of knowledge, attitude and practices regarding H1N1 pandemic influenza among the health care providers working at a tertiary care hospital in Kashmir: A cross sectional study. International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine. 2019; 2(2): 23-27. DOI: 10.33545/comed.2019.v2.i2a.05