The Role of Health Education in Promotion of Health Care Waste Management in Khartoum North Teaching Hospital

Authors

  • Ahmed Abu-Rayyan1 , Waed Alahmad2 , Fatima Fadul ALI Osman3 , Kamal Elbssir M Ali4

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i1.13502

Keywords:

Health Education, Health Care Waste Management, Health workers, Health Promotion

Abstract

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.

Author Biography

Ahmed Abu-Rayyan1 , Waed Alahmad2 , Fatima Fadul ALI Osman3 , Kamal Elbssir M Ali4

1Associated Professor. Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Applied Science Private University, P.O. Box
166 Amman 11931 Jordan, 2
Assistant Professor, Basic Science Department, Faculty of Science, Applied Science
Private University, P.O. Box 166 Amman 11931 Jordan, 3Associated Professor. Faculty of Public Health Alzaeim
Alazhari University; Sudan. Saudi Electronic University –KSA, 4Associated Professor. Faculty of Public Health
Alzaeim Alazhari University –Sudan

Published

2020-12-31

How to Cite

Ahmed Abu-Rayyan1 , Waed Alahmad2 , Fatima Fadul ALI Osman3 , Kamal Elbssir M Ali4. (2020). The Role of Health Education in Promotion of Health Care Waste Management in Khartoum North Teaching Hospital . Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(1), 719-726. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i1.13502