Investigation of Patients' Awareness about Hospital Infection Symptoms at Shahid Kamyab Educational Hospital from March to September 2015

Document Type: Research Paper

Authors

1 BSN, Nursing Management Department, Treatment Affairs, Mashhad University of Medical Science, Mashhad, Iran.

2 Head of Nursing Manager, Treatment Affairs, Mashhad University of Medical science, Mashhad, Iran.

3 Assistant Professor, Akbar Clinical Research and Development Unit, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

4 BSN, Patient Safety Expert, Shahid Kamyab Hospital Quality Improvement Unit, Mashhad University of Medical Science, Mashhad, Iran.

5 BSN, Neurosurgery Department, Shahid Kamyab Hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Science, Mashhad, Iran.

6 Msc, Nursing Management Department, Treatment Affairs, Mashhad University of Medical Science, Mashhad, Iran.

10.22038/psj.2020.52378.1292

Abstract

Introduction:
Annually, more than 1.4 million of the world population suffer from nosocomial infections. The present study aimed to assess the patients' knowledge about the symptoms of hospital infections.
Materials and Methods:
This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted through the census method on 350 patients admitted to Shahid Kamyab Hospital, Mashhad, Iran. They were asked to complete a researcher-made questionnaire covering such information as demographic characteristics and questions to evaluate awareness about the symptoms of hospital-acquired infections. The data were analyzed in SPSS software (version 22) using descriptive statistics.
Results:
The majority of the participants (65%) in this study were male, and 68.7% of the cases had a higher level of awareness regarding the symptoms of hospital infections.
Conclusion:
Considering the higher level of patients' knowledge about the symptoms of hospital infections, the patients' education process can be continued to keep and improve this trend.

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