Hygienic hand washing among nursing students in Turkey

ÇELİK S., Kocasli S.

APPLIED NURSING RESEARCH, cilt.21, ss.207-211, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 21 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.apnr.2006.12.001
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.207-211


The purpose of this Study was to determine the application status of hand-washing information given within the context of infection control measures in practice areas among nursing Students. This descriptive Study was conducted with 430 students. A questionnaire was filled Out by the students. In the statistical analysis, frequency, percentage, and chi(2) values were measured for all the questions in the hand-washing questionnaire. We determined that Students wash their hands before and after each clinical procedure at a rate of 80.2%. Most of the Students (71.9%) reported that they wash their hands for 1 minute or longer. The students' answers showed that the nursing education program, including hand-washing applications within the context of infection control measures, is updated but that the students neither practice what they have learned nor give adequate attention to the subject. (C) 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.