KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDES OF STUDENTS IN CENTRIA UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES TOWARDS EFFECTIVE HAND HYGIENE : Reduction and Prevention of Infection in the University Campus.
Amoo Howard, George (2017)
Amoo Howard, George
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The purpose of the thesis was to study the possible problems with proper hand hygiene in reducing and preventing the spread of infections in Centria University of Applied Sciences. The goal was to know how well the knowledge of hand hygiene is known to the students and their attitudes towards maintaining good hand hygiene and to find possible ways for better adherence. The quantitative re-search method was used. Questionnaire was divided in 3 sections and sent to students through the webropol online survey tool. Results from the findings indicated that majority of the students main-tained good hygiene prior and after eating. The students also maintain good hand hygiene after using the restroom. The results revealed that although majority of the students wash hands during these cases most of them do not fully know or understand the right procedures and techniques of proper and effective hand hygiene and the right use of alcohol hand rub in the prevention of illness. In the conclusion it came to attention that there is the need for further education for the students on the various procedures of proper hand and personal hygiene to effectively prevent the spread of infection. It was recommended to hold hand hygiene educational events interesting enough to attract students from all the various fields of study to participate.