Hebron University Research Journal-A (Natural Sciences) - (مجلة جامعة الخليل للبحوث- أ (العلوم الطبيعيه
Knowledge about hepatitis B among nurses in the governmental healthcare sector in southern West Bank, Palestine
Health care workers (HCWs) represent a high-risk population for hepatitis infection. The study aimed to assess the level of knowledge of nurses regarding hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. A cross-sectional study was conducted from September 2020 to November 2020. A total of 300 nurses were included in the study. Data were collected using a self-administered structured questionnaire, and analyzed by using SPSS (22). The results revealed that the mean knowledge score among nurses was 62.55% of the information tested in our questionnaire. Most of the correct answers were in the nature section (78.4%), while answers were poor on vaccination (46.9%). About 118 (40%) of the nurses aged between 20-30 years, 157 (52%) were females. Two hundred fifty (83%) respondents reported taking the HBV vaccine, and 96.1% reported having titers >10U/I. Based on our findings, nursing knowledge about HBV in prevention and vaccination was unsatisfactory compared with the nature, treatment and transmission. Continuous training programs toward viral infection are highly recommended.
Qaisiya, Mohammed; Duaa, Duaa; Abu Siba, Wafa; Haneen Nur, Haneen Nur; and Adal Najjar, Yousef
"Knowledge about hepatitis B among nurses in the governmental healthcare sector in southern West Bank, Palestine,"
Hebron University Research Journal-A (Natural Sciences) - (مجلة جامعة الخليل للبحوث- أ (العلوم الطبيعيه: Vol. 11:
1, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/hujr_a/vol11/iss1/5