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Nurses' experiences of impacting factors on hygiene practice and infection control in a rural hospital in India  – an interview study
Karlstad University, Faculty of Health, Science and Technology (starting 2013), Department of Health Sciences.
Karlstad University, Faculty of Health, Science and Technology (starting 2013), Department of Health Sciences.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Sjuksköterskors erfarenheter av faktorer som påverkar vårdhygien och infektionskontroll på ett landsbygdssjukhus i Indien – en intervjustudie (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

Introduction - Health care acquired infections (HCAI) are a common complication that affects hospital treated patients. Basic hygiene practice is the most important to prevent HCAI. The occurrence of HCAI is a big problem in India, mostly because of a low compliance to hygiene practice. The nurse has an important role because of their ability to inform and motivate the staff to keep a good compliance to hygiene practice.

Aim - To illuminate nurses’ experiences of impacting factors on hygiene practice and infection control in a rural hospital in India.

Method - Data was gathered through nine qualitative interviews.

Data Analysis – The interviews were tape recorded, transcribed and then analysed through content analysis.

Results - Four main categories was identified as important for conducting a successful hygiene practice;Knowledge among health care staff, relatives and patients, Leadership, Resources and Routines.

Conclusion – a variety of factors have an impact on hygiene practice and infection control. The nurses experienced that knowledge of infection transmission is vital, as well as a good leadership and implemented routines. It is important having enough staff, sufficient material and facilities in order to prevent the spread of HCAI. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 20 p.
Keyword [en]
Health care acquired infections, Infection Control, Hygiene Practice, Nurses’ experiences, Health care in India
Keyword [sv]
Vårdrelaterade infektioner, Infektionskontroll, Vårdhygien, Sjuksköterskors erfarenheter, Sjukvård i Indien
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-32169OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-32169DiVA: diva2:719703
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SIDA - Minor Field Study
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Nursing Science
Educational program
Study Programme in Nursing (180 ECTS credits)
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Available from: 2014-05-27 Created: 2014-05-26 Last updated: 2014-05-27Bibliographically approved

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