Assessment of Awareness among Medical Students about Hand Hygiene Practices Amidst the Covid 19 Pandemic

Authors

  • Meenakshi Sharma
  • Sabita Yograj
  • Onkar Singh
  • Jyoti Rao
  • Jyoti Memoalia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v12i4.17797

Keywords:

Hand Hygiene, COVID, awareness, medical undergraduates

Abstract

Background: Hand hygiene is considered one of the important elements in preventing the nosocomial
infections. As covid 19 pandemic has overshadowed the whole world, compliance with hand hygiene
practices has become more important than ever before. Despite it being a simple procedure, many
studies have shown that compliance is low among medical undergraduates.
Methodology: WHO based questionnaire is a internationally accepted questionnaire for evaluating the
compliance of health workers towards hand hygiene and this has been used in this study to assess the
awareness in medical students about hand hygiene in the ongoing pandemic times.
Conclusion: There was observed good level of awareness in medical students about hand hygiene
practices but the constraint lies in the practical implementation of hand hygiene practices and it requires
augmentation of positive behaviour through educational interventions.

Author Biographies

Meenakshi Sharma

Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, GMC Kathua

Sabita Yograj

Professor, Department of Physiology, GMC Kathua

Onkar Singh

Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, GMC Kathua

Jyoti Rao

Senior Resident, Department of Physiology, GMC Kathua

Jyoti Memoalia

Senior Resident, Department of Physiology, GMC Kathua

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Published

2021-07-22

How to Cite

Meenakshi Sharma, Sabita Yograj, Onkar Singh, Jyoti Rao, & Jyoti Memoalia. (2021). Assessment of Awareness among Medical Students about Hand Hygiene Practices Amidst the Covid 19 Pandemic. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 12(4), 463–469. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v12i4.17797