International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
Vol. 2, Issue 3, Part C (2019)

To study the prevalence of Hepatitis B and hepatitis C in non-teaching staff of Subharti University and their awareness about the disease and its vaccination

Author(s): Dr. SK Jha, Dr. Nishant Wadhera, Dr. Pooja Sautha and Dr. Tushar Tanwar
Abstract: Aims and objectives- To study prevalence, awareness, education of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C in non-teaching staff and to understand their knowledge about the vaccination (Hepatitis B).
Material and methods- This Prospective Observational was conducted on 150 non-teaching staff of Subharti University above 18 years of age. Demographic and epidemiological data were collected through direct personal interviews with each non- teaching staff carried out by me.
Results- Transmission of hepatitis from exposure to blood and blood products, unsafe sexual contact, sharing razors and tooth brushes, reuse of syringes, surgery and dental procedures, Tattooing/Ear piercing, during dialysis, food prepared by an infected person, handshake and hug was observed in 94.7%, 76%, 85.3%, 88%, 54.7%, 38.7%, 27.3%, 21.3%, 8% of study population respectively. History of contact with known case of Hepatitis B was observed in 39% of study population. History of contact with known case of hepatitis C was observed in 23% of study population. 0.5% (1 case) had known chronic hepatitis C. There were 2 cases of Hepatitis B and 1 case of Hepatitis C among non-teaching staff.
Conclusion - Non teaching staff in our hospital have adequate knowledge regarding hepatitis B &C infection, modes of transmission and prevention which suggests that they should be motivated more and given the opportunity to learn more about hepatitis B & C infection and its health effects as these are the people who will be vulnerable to infection from patients.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. SK Jha, Dr. Nishant Wadhera, Dr. Pooja Sautha and Dr. Tushar Tanwar. To study the prevalence of Hepatitis B and hepatitis C in non-teaching staff of Subharti University and their awareness about the disease and its vaccination. International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine. 2019; 2(3): 176-179. DOI: 10.33545/comed.2019.v2.i3c.100
International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine