Volume : 1, Issue : 1, NOV 2015

KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICE IN NURSING STUDENT TOWARD PATIENTS WITH HEPATITIS C

Yosria EL- Syed Hossein

Abstract

Viral hepatitis is a liver disease which is associated inflammation of liver and in many cases permanent damage of liver tissue. It is a serious
health concern and one of the most important infectious leading causes of death worldwide (Razi et al, 2010). Having enough knowledge and
proper attitude towards patients with virus (HCV) infection are cornerstones of preventing the spread of the disease while, lack of knowledge
and awareness about Hepatitis C in the community often leads to misinformation , missing of opportunities for prevention and treatment, and
stigmatization of infected populations in the work place, by family members and by members of their communities.
Aim: : The aim of the study was to assess knowledge , attitude and practice in nursing student toward patient with Hepatitis C
Material and Method: Descriptive correlation study design. The study was conducted at faculty of nursing at Minia University and convenience
sample of 100 nursing, fourth year student who training in university hospital during different practical courses was enrolled in the
study. Specially designed questionnaires that were developed by the researcher based on (TalpurA.,2007), after reviewing the related literature.
Its consisted of three parts include question related to Socio- demographic data question related to fourth year nursing student, level of
knowledge , and question related to side effect of hepatitis C treatment . Results the present study, indicated that nursing student ’ overall
knowledge score is moderate and there was a significant correlation among nursing student ' attitude and their total level of knowledge toward
patients with hepatitis C in a way that higher knowledge is associated with better attitude.
Conclusion: There was a significant correlation among nursing interns 'attitude and their total levels of knowledge toward patients with hepatitis
C.
Recommendation: It is recommended that continuing education programs are needed to increase awareness of hepatitis C virus in various
risk groups in our country. Also replication of the study on a larger probability sample from different geographical areas should be done to
achieve more generalize.

Keywords

Hepatitis C, knowledge, attitude, practice nursing student.

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