J Korean Acad Fundam Nurs.  2016 May;23(2):161-171. 10.7739/jkafn.2016.23.2.161.

Factors Influencing Compliance for Influenza Infection Control by Nurses

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Infection control office, Presbyterian Medical Center, Korea.
  • 2Department of Nursing, Chonbuk National University, Korea.
  • 3Department of Nursing, Woosuk Univesity, Korea. pjh@woosuk.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study was conducted to investigate factors influencing influenza infection control compliance in nurses, including knowledge about, and awareness of infection control.
METHODS
The study participants were 168 nurses who worked at a hospital in J Province. Data were collected by self-reported questionnaires in April 2015. Collected data were analyzed using SPSS/WIN 20.0 program.
RESULTS
Mean score for knowledge about droplet precaution was 12.16 out of 16.00. Mean score for awareness about droplet precautions was 3.49 out of 4.00, and mean score for droplet precaution compliance was 3.33 out of 4.00. There was a positive correlation among knowledge, awareness and compliance (p<.001). Awareness, knowledge and experience of seasonal influenza education were the significant factors affecting the level of compliance (37.8%).
CONCLUSION
Study results indicate that an educational program focusing on strategies to change nurses' awareness would be effective in improving infection control of respiratory virus and droplet precaution compliance in hospitals.

Keyword

Influenza; Knowledge; Awareness; Compliance; Infection control

MeSH Terms

Compliance*
Education
Infection Control*
Influenza, Human*
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