Nursing students' knowledge and practices of standard precautions

A Jordanian web-based survey

Omar M. AL-Rawajfah, Ahmad Tubaishat

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Background: The main purpose of this web-based survey was to evaluate Jordanian nursing students' knowledge and practice of standard precautions. Methods: A cross-sectional, descriptive design was used. Six public and four private Jordanian universities were invited to participate in the study. Approximately, seventeen hundred nursing students in the participating universities were invited via the students' portal on the university electronic system. For schools without an electronic system, students received invitations sent to their personal commercial email. Results: The final sample size was 594 students; 65.3% were female with mean age of 21.2. years (SD. = 2.6). The majority of the sample was 3rd year students (42.8%) who had no previous experience working as nurses (66.8%). The mean total knowledge score was 13.8 (SD = 3.3) out of 18. On average, 79.9% of the knowledge questions were answered correctly. The mean total practice score was 67.4 (SD = 9.9) out of 80. There was no significant statistical relationship between students' total knowledge and total practice scores (r = 0.09, p. = 0.032). Conclusion: Jordanian nursing educators are challenged to introduce different teaching modalities to effectively translate theoretical infection control knowledge into safe practices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1175-1180
Number of pages6
JournalNurse Education Today
Volume35
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2015

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Keywords

  • Infection control compliance
  • Infection control guidelines
  • Infection control practices
  • Standard precautions
  • Standard precautions knowledge
  • Web-based survey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Education

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Nursing students' knowledge and practices of standard precautions : A Jordanian web-based survey. / AL-Rawajfah, Omar M.; Tubaishat, Ahmad.

In: Nurse Education Today, Vol. 35, No. 12, 01.12.2015, p. 1175-1180.

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