Assessment Of Nurses’ Knowledge Toward Hepatitis C Virus

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Alhan Abd Al-Hassan Shalal


Hepatitis C virus infection is a significant source of morbidity and mortality in the Middle East, and incidence has sharply increased recently, perhaps as a result of rising injection drug usage. To direct preventative and care activities, current estimates of prevalence at the national level are required; however, these figures are not currently available through disease surveillance systems. Objective to determine the proportion of nurses who currently have HCV infection. Methodology In the AL-Husain Teaching Hospital in Al-Nasiriya City, a descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out, and 72 nurses working in the hemodialysis unit were selected to participate. to evaluate their understanding of viral hepatitis C. To complete the questionnaire, come face-to-face with the nurses. To ensure the validity of the questionnaire, it was shown to (16) experts from various universities. SPSS was used for the descriptive and inferential data analysis of the data. Result According to a self-management questionnaire designed to measure nurses' understanding of the disease, (11.11%) of hemodialysis nurses have moderate expertise. Conclusion and Recommendation There are no cases of viral hepatitis among nurses and surprising that more than half number of nurses were checking regularly every 6 or 8 months to sure that they were free and healthy from hepatitis C and B, compared with poor knowledge of viral hepatitis. The study recommended that nurses to get higher degree of education such as bachelor's, master in nursing.

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