APRIL 2024 ISSUE

Research Article

Nurses' Compliance Towards Infection Control Practices at Sulu Sanitarium and General Hospital

Abstract

This descriptive-correlational study assessed nurses’ compliance towards infection control practices at Sulu Sanitarium and General Hospital with 100 samples taken through non-probability sampling method via purposive sampling, and with the use of weighted mean, standard deviation, t-test for independent samples, One-way ANOVA, and Pearson’s r, this study reveals the following findings: In the average, nursing personnel are compliant towards infection control practices; variables such as gender, age, educational attainment, length of service, and status of appointment do not mediate compliance towards infection control practices; Also, those who perceived the compliance towards infection control practice as Strongly Agree in terms of Awareness of Knowledge and Adherence to protocol are most probably the same group of nurses who perceived the compliance towards infection control practice as Agree in terms of Training and communication, Attitude and practices, and Self-evaluation, respectively. Findings support the Health Belief Model (HBM) which elucidates those cognitive processes influence nurses' behaviors in the context of infection control. HBM, nurses' compliance is examined through the lenses of perceived susceptibility to infections, acknowledging the risks they face in healthcare settings, and perceived severity, emphasizing the consequences of non-compliance on both personal and patient health.

Keywords: Compliance; Infection control practices; Nursing personnel; Philippines

Nurses' Compliance Towards Infection Control Practices at Sulu Sanitarium and General Hospital