The Role of Health Education in Promotion of Health Care Waste Management in Khartoum North Teaching Hospital
Keywords:Health Education, Health Care Waste Management, Health workers, Health Promotion
The study was conducted as a quasi-experimental design in Khartoum North teaching hospital to assess the
role of health education in the promotion of health care waste management. A sample size of (103) targeted
workers (cleaners) were used in the investigation. Data collected was analyzed using the T-test and chisquare test by computer using SPSS. The results revealed remarkable improvement in the knowledge of
the respondents, as regards the hazards of the health care waste (53%-100%) before the intervention, after
the intervention, it increased to 100% showing highly significant change. The opinion of the respondents to
use the protective clothes ranging from (45% - 100%) before the intervention, rose after the intervention to
(70.5% – 100%) showing significant change. The practice of workers about touching contaminated cotton
and linen with patient body fluids was 16.7% before the intervention, after the intervention only 7.4% touch
the waste showing significant change.
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