Russian health care workers' knowledge of tuberculosis and infection control [Notes from the field]
DESIGN: Community-based participatory study. Russian TB HCWs at five TB facilities (n = 96) were surveyed to assess knowledge specific to TB and infection control.
RESULTS: Overall scores were low. Analysis of variance showed a significant difference in knowledge by job category. Physicians scored significantly higher than nurses, laboratory staff and support staff. Nurses and laboratory technicians scored significantly higher than support staff. The biggest area of knowledge deficit was in infection control.
CONCLUSION: Knowledge level of TB among HCWs could influence the prevalence of nosocomial TB infection.
Document Type: Short Communication
Affiliations: 1: Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, USA 2: Vladimir Oblast Tuberculosis Dispensary, Vladimir, Russia 3: University of Michigan School of Nursing, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Publication date: 2010-11-01
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