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Knowledge, Attitude and Practice towards Standard Isolation Precautions among Iranian Medical Students

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Author(s): Ameneh Barikani | Ahmad Afaghi

Journal: Global Journal of Health Science
ISSN 1916-9736

Volume: 4;
Issue: 2;
Date: 2012;
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ABSTRACT
Objective: Health care workers especially medical students are at risk of being exposed to blood-borne pathogens. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the knowledge, attitude and practice of medical students towards standard isolation precautions (SIP). Methods: A standardized questionnaire was completed by 148 medical students from April to July of year 2009 to seek their knowledge, attitude and practice towards standard isolation precautions in a clinical setting at Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Iran. Results: The mean score of knowledge, attitude and practice towards standard isolation precautions were 6.8±2.1 (maximum 10), 16.6±4.2 (maximum 20), and 18.05 ± 4.5 (maximum 30) respectively. Significant differences were observed between practice of female and male (P < 0.008) and also knowledge of year 6 and year 7 students (P
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