Original Article

IJMDC. 2022; 6(4): 649-656

Hand hygiene knowledge and practice: a cross-sectional study among medical students in Bahrain

Authors: Nawraa Mohamed Mujbel, Nawraa Hamza Mohamed, Jamil Ahmed, Adel Alsayyad.

ABSTRACT

Background: Medical Students are a part of the hospital team and can improve the compliance of infection control practices, thus reducing health care-associated infections. Aims: This study aims to study the knowledge of hand hygiene among medical students at Arabian Gulf University (AGU). Methods: This cross-sectional study targeted students of both gender from year 1 to year 6 during the academic year 2019-2020 at AGU. World Health Organization questionnaire was adopted and converted to an online version. It was sent to medical students to participate anonymously. Results: A total of 159 medical students were included; 82 (52.2%) students from basic years (year 1-4) responded to the study versus 76 (47.8%) from clinical years (year 5-6). Both clinical and basic years students have moderate knowledge (>50%) as 17 out of 25 answers (including the clusters) were correct with a percentage of 50% and above. Conclusion: Although generally there are good knowledge and practice among the medical students in this study, proper curriculum and training sessions should be conducted continuously with performance feedback to ensure proper hand hygiene practices and thus protect both patients and health care workers from acquiring infections in the hospital setting.

Keywords:
Hand hygiene, Knowledge, practice, medical student, Bahrain.


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Hand hygiene knowledge and practice: a cross-sectional study among medical students in Bahrain


Authors
Nawraa Mohamed Mujbel
Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
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Nawraa Hamza Mohamed
Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
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Jamil Ahmed
Department of Family and Community Medicine, College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
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Adel Alsayyad
Department of Family and Community Medicine, College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain.
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Correspondence to:
. Nawraa Mohamed Mujbel, Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain.; nawraamujbel@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 19 Jan 2022
Accepted 22 Jan 2022
Published online 22 Jan 2022
Published in print 03 Mar 2022

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Mujbel NM, Mohamed NH, Ahmed J, Alsayyad A. Hand hygiene knowledge and practice: a cross-sectional study among medical students in Bahrain. IJMDC. 2022; 6(4): 649-656. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1642598488


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Mujbel NM, Mohamed NH, Ahmed J, Alsayyad A. Hand hygiene knowledge and practice: a cross-sectional study among medical students in Bahrain. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=9216 [Access: August 18, 2022]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1642598488


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Mujbel NM, Mohamed NH, Ahmed J, Alsayyad A. Hand hygiene knowledge and practice: a cross-sectional study among medical students in Bahrain. IJMDC. 2022; 6(4): 649-656. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1642598488


Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Mujbel NM, Mohamed NH, Ahmed J, Alsayyad A. Hand hygiene knowledge and practice: a cross-sectional study among medical students in Bahrain. IJMDC. (2022), [cited August 18, 2022]; 6(4): 649-656. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1642598488


Harvard Style

Mujbel, N. M., Mohamed, . N. H., Ahmed, . J. & Alsayyad, . A. (2022) Hand hygiene knowledge and practice: a cross-sectional study among medical students in Bahrain. IJMDC, 6 (4), 649-656. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1642598488


Turabian Style

Mujbel, Nawraa Mohamed, Nawraa Hamza Mohamed, Jamil Ahmed, and Adel Alsayyad. 2022. Hand hygiene knowledge and practice: a cross-sectional study among medical students in Bahrain. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 6 (4), 649-656. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1642598488


Chicago Style

Mujbel, Nawraa Mohamed, Nawraa Hamza Mohamed, Jamil Ahmed, and Adel Alsayyad. "Hand hygiene knowledge and practice: a cross-sectional study among medical students in Bahrain." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 6 (2022), 649-656. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1642598488


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Mujbel, Nawraa Mohamed, Nawraa Hamza Mohamed, Jamil Ahmed, and Adel Alsayyad. "Hand hygiene knowledge and practice: a cross-sectional study among medical students in Bahrain." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 6.4 (2022), 649-656. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1642598488


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Mujbel, N. M., Mohamed, . N. H., Ahmed, . J. & Alsayyad, . A. (2022) Hand hygiene knowledge and practice: a cross-sectional study among medical students in Bahrain. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 6 (4), 649-656. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1642598488


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