International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Radiological Sciences | Saudi Arabia | Volume 6 Issue 11, November 2017

Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of Infection Control among the Radiology Staff in Radiology Departments, Taif, Saudi Arabia

Rania Mohammed Ahmed [7] | Reem AL-Zahrani | Samerah AL-Thomali | Rasha AL-Gethami | Ahlam AL-Zaydi | Abeer Nasser ALGhalbi [2] | Nada Hassan [2] | Afaf Mohamed Taha Elamin [3]

Abstract: Hospital infections are serious concerns for patients and radiology health care workers whose numbers increased recently, and as well their duration of patient contact with the usage of new modalities become longer. No previous studies has been done to assess knowledge, practice of infection control and attitude towards personal protective equipment's, among radiographers in Taif city, So this study aimed to evaluate the knowledge, attitude, and practices of infection control among radiographers in Taif. Knowledge and attitude data were collected by a well-designed questionnaire, and performance data was collected by observation check list, from 50 members of radiology staff (male & female) in radiology departments at King Abdul-Aziz Specialist Hospital (KAASH) and King Faisal Hospital (KFH), Taif City, Saudi Arabia. Majority of radiographers (98%) were of good knowledge about infection control and about three quarters of them demonstrated a good performance. Majority believed that Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is protective (82%), while (10%) did not believe it is protective, and 8% of our studied sample did not heard about the PPE. As a quarter of radiographers showed poor performance in infection control procedures, and approximately 20% of them either do not believe that PPE is protective or not hear about it, infection control team in both (KAASH) and (KFH) need to perform more training courses about infection control for radiological employee especially those who had diploma certification and older in age.

Keywords: Infection control, Knowledge, Attitude, PPE, Taif

Edition: Volume 6 Issue 11, November 2017,

Pages: 709 - 714

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