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International Journal of Surgery Science
Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part F (2019)

A study to assess the patient knowledge and awareness about risk and management of surgical site infections

Author(s): Dr. Azhar Ahsan Jafri and Dr. Dineshkumar Valjibhai Pandor
Abstract: Background: Assessing the knowledge of patient helps the doctor to understand his knowledge level and train him about the hygiene procedures. Aim: The present study was undertaken to assess the patient knowledge and awareness about risk and management of surgical site infections. Materials and Methods: The study recruited 30 patients with in the age group of 20-60 years. Patients who underwent the surgical procedure were recruited in the study. Demographic parameters were recorded and the knowledge of patient was assessed using a standard questionnaire. Results: Majority of patients belongs to age group of 41-50 years. There were more males than females in the study. There were many patients having employment in the study. Many patients were in group of higher secondary education. Majority of patients are residing in rural areas. More patients admitted to hospital 1-5 times previously. Majority of patients replied that they have not learned about the surgical site of infection previously. Majority of patients reported that they are interested to improve the knowledge about the surgical site infections if any training program is arranged. Conclusion: The present study adds to the existing knowledge about the knowledge and awareness of patients about the surgical site infection. Majority of patients explained that their knowledge levels are poor in this area and exhibited willingness to improve the knowledge. The study recommends more studies in this area and also recommends increasing the patient’s awareness about the surgical site infection.
Pages: 361-363  |  30 Views  19 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Azhar Ahsan Jafri, Dr. Dineshkumar Valjibhai Pandor. A study to assess the patient knowledge and awareness about risk and management of surgical site infections. Int J Surg Sci 2019;3(1):361-363. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33545/surgery.2019.v3.i1f.734
International Journal of Surgery Science