Nurses' experiences of impacting factors on hygiene practice and infection control in a rural hospital in India – an interview study
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)
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.
Health care acquired infections, Infection Control, Hygiene Practice, Nurses’ experiences, Health care in India
Vårdrelaterade infektioner, Infektionskontroll, Vårdhygien, Sjuksköterskors erfarenheter, Sjukvård i Indien
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-32169OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-32169DiVA: diva2:719703
SIDA - Minor Field Study
Subject / course
Study Programme in Nursing (180 ECTS credits)