International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Masters Thesis | Nursing | India | Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023 | Rating: 4.7 / 10


A Study to Assess the Knowledge and Safety Practices regarding Occupational Health Hazards among Health Personnel in GMCH, Kamrup (M), Assam

Jumi Baishya | Jumi Sarmah Baruah


Abstract: A quantitative descriptive survey research approach with descriptive correlational research design was considered to be appropriate for this study. Setting of the study was GMCH Kamrup (M), Assam. Total 136 health personnel were selected as a study sample chosen by purposive sampling technique. The data were collected through structured self - administered questionnaire and inventory checklist. Data were analyzed in terms of descriptive and inferential statistics. Out of 136 patients, majority i. e.77 (56.6%) of the respondents had moderately adequate knowledge, followed by 32 (23.5%) had adequate knowledge and 27 (19.9%) had inadequate knowledge towards occupational health problems among health personnel. Whereas majority i. e.96 (70.60%) of the respondents had moderately adequate practice, followed by 18 (13.2%) with adequate practice and 22 (16.2%) inadequate practice towards occupational health hazards among health personnel. The study also revealed a significant positive correlation between the knowledge and safety practices regarding occupational health hazards among health personnel where r=0.637 at p=0.000. The study concluded that majority of the health personnel had moderately adequate knowledge and safety practices regarding occupational health hazards. It was further established that there was significant positive correlation between the knowledge and safety practices regarding occupational health hazards.


Keywords: Knowledge, Safety practices, Occupational Health Hazards, Health personnel, Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH)


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023,


Pages: 535 - 540


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