The Relationship between Cholera Infection and Students Knowledge at Nursing College in Baghdad CityJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.3, No. 5)
Publication Date: 2014-05-15
Authors : Arkan Bahlol Naji;
Page : 7-11
Keywords : Students' Knowledge; Cholera Infection; Prevention and Control;
Objectives 1. To assess the students' knowledge about cholera infection at Nursing college in Baghdad City.2. To identify differences in nursing students? knowledge about cholera infection between age groups, gender groups, marital status groups, class groups, residential area groups, information sources, and monthly income) at Nursing college in Baghdad City. Methodology A descriptive study was conducted on a purposive sample of (100) students selected from the College of Nursing at the University of Baghdad. This study is carried out from October 15th, 2015 to December 15th, 2016, to assess the students' knowledge about cholera infection at Nursing College in Baghdad City. The sample of (100) students (males and females) were selected. A self-reported questionnaire was used for data collection. The validity of questionnaire was estimated through a panel of experts related to the field of study, and its reliability was determined through a pilot study which was carried out on (10) students who were selected purposively from the third stage and fourth stage at the College of Nursing ? University of Baghdad. Data were analyzed through the application of descriptive and non-parametric statistical analyses. Results The finding of the study indicated that (71.0%) of students are female. Their ages consist (74.0%) in ranging between (20-23) years old. As for the marital status, the majority of students are single (84.0%). Concerning their class, the majority of students are third stage (68.0%). Regarding the Residency, (83.0%) live in urban areas. Regarding information sources (45.0%) obtain from internet. Concerning the monthly income of students or students? families, (73.0%) described it as somewhat sufficient. Conclusion The results showed that there was a moderate level of students' knowledge about cholera infection and prevention. Recommendations The study recommends emphasis on continuous sessions concerning cholera infection control for student's in all College in Baghdad City. Increasing health awareness about cholera infection throughout multiple media facilities, such as radio, television, and magazines. Awareness programs concerning water treatment, water quality and importance of flushing toilets should be carried out in the rural areas to improve the status of public health.
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