Knowledge, Facilities, and Their Associations with Nurse Adherence to Hand Hygiene at Subulussalam Hospital, Aceh

Erman Suryadi, Zulfendri, Destanul Aulia


Masters Program in Public Health, Universitas Sumatera Utara



Background: Nosocomial infections are the main problems rising morbidity and mortality in health care settings. Effective hand hygiene practices in hospitals plays a key role in improving patient and provider safety. Hand hygiene is the most effective method for preventing these infections. This study aimed to an­a­lyze the associations of knowledge and hospital facilities with  adherence to hand hygiene among nurses at Subulussalam Hospital, Aceh.

Subjects and Methods: This was a cross sectional study conducted at Subu­lus­salam Hospital, Aceh. A sample of 64 nurses were selected for this study by exhaus­tive sampling. The dependent variable was adherence to hand hygiene. The inde­pendent variables were knowledge and hospital facilities. The data were collected by questionnaire and analyzed by a multiple logistic regression.

Results: Nurses adherence to hand hygiene was associated with better know­ledge (OR= 1.80; 95% CI= 1.55 to 3.01; p= 0.033) and facilities (OR= 2.10; 95% CI= 1.40 to 4.77; p= 0.049).

Conclusion: Nurses adherence to hand hygine is associated with knowledge and facilities.

Keywords: knowledge, facilities, hand hygine

Correspondence: Erman Suryadi.  Masters Program in Public Health, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, North Sumatera. Email: Mobile:+62 81536760473.


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