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Pandian Balu1, Divya Ravikumar2, Virudhunagar Muthuprakash Somasunder3, Sumetha Suga Deiva Suga3, Poonguzhali Sivagananam1, Vasantha Priya Jeyasheelan1, Radhika Nalinakumari Sreekandan4, Kavin Mozhi James1, Savithri Kanganda Bopaiah1, Udayakumari Meesala Chelladurai1, Manuel Raj Kumar5, Poongodi Chellapandian6, Narmatha Sundharesan7, Mythili Krishnan8, Vahithamala Kunasekaran8, Kayalvizhi Kumaravel9, Rejili Grace Joy Manickaraj9, Vishnu Priya Veeraraghvan10and Surapaneni Krishna Mohan11
1Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Panimalar College of Nursing, Varadharajapuram, Poonamallee, Chennai – 600 123, Tamil Nadu, India.
2Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Panimalar Medical College Hospital & Research Institute, Varadharajapuram, Poonamallee, Chennai – 600 123, Tamil Nadu, India.
3Department of Microbiology, Panimalar Medical College Hospital & Research Institute, Varadharajapuram, Poonamallee, Chennai – 600 123, Tamil Nadu, India.
4Department of Clinical Skills & Simulation, Panimalar Medical College Hospital & Research Institute, Varadharajapuram, Poonamallee, Chennai – 600 123, Tamil Nadu, India.
5Hospital Infection Control Nurse, Panimalar Medical College Hospital & Research Institute, Varadharajapuram, Poonamallee, Chennai – 600 123, Tamil Nadu, India.
6Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecological Nursing, Panimalar College of Nursing, Varadharajapuram, Poonamallee, Chennai – 600 123, Tamil Nadu, India.
7Department of Child Health Nursing, Panimalar College of Nursing, Varadharajapuram, Poonamallee, Chennai – 600 123, Tamil Nadu, India.
8Department of Community Health Nursing, Panimalar College of Nursing, Varadharajapuram, Poonamallee, Chennai – 600 123, Tamil Nadu, India.
9Department of Mental Health Nursing, Panimalar College of Nursing, Varadharajapuram, Poonamallee, Chennai – 600 123, Tamil Nadu, India.
10Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College & Hospital, Saveetha Institute of Medical & Technical Sciences (SIMATS), Saveetha University, Velappanchavadi, Chennai – 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.
11Department of Biochemistry, Department of Clinical Skills & Simulation, and Department of Research, Panimalar Medical College Hospital & Research Institute, Varadharajapuram, Poonamallee, Chennai – 600 123, Tamil Nadu, India.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2021;15(1):335-345 | Article Number: 6499
https://doi.org/10.22207/JPAM.15.1.28 | © The Author(s). 2021
Received: 25/06/2020 | Accepted: 26/12/2020 | Published: 18/02/2021
Abstract

Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) is a common healthcare-related infection occurring in patients admitted for various ailments. Approximately 80% of hospital acquired Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) are catheter associated. The purpose of the current research was to find out the level of knowledge, attitude and practice on prevention of CAUTI among healthcare professionals working in tertiary care hospital. A descriptive study was done among 95 health care working in tertiary care hospital in Chennai. The researchers administered standard questionnaire and statistically explored the knowledge, attitude, and practice levels about prevention of CAUTI among the participants. Among 95 participants, 28.4% and 71.6% of the individuals had moderately adequate knowledge and adequate knowledge about CAUTI. About 4.2% of the participants had unfavourable, 88.4% had moderately favourable and 7.4% had favourable attitude towards prevention of CAUTI. About 4.2% of the individuals had moderately adequate and 95.8% had adequate practice towards the prevention of CAUTI. There was significant correlation between attitude and practice. The professional experience of the participants showed statistically significant association with the level of practice among the demographic variables. In our present study, we found out that health care professionals had adequate knowledge, attitude, and practice on prevention of CAUTI. Medical education programs, frequent auditing with a checklist about catheter care must be conducted to maintain the achieved knowledge and practice levels.

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Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, Health care professionals, CAUTI, Prevention

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