KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE, AND PRACTICE ABOUT NEEDLE STICK INJURY TOWARDS PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT AMONG CLINICAL STUDENTS AT PRIVATE UNIVERSITY IN CYBERJAYA, MALAYSIA

Authors

  • Aminatu Hanani Othman Faculty of Medicine, University of Cyberjaya, Cyberjaya, 63000, Malaysia
  • Nur Adneen Muhammad Zan Faculty of Medicine, University of Cyberjaya, Cyberjaya, 63000, Malaysia
  • Nur Athirah Zairin Faculty of Medicine, University of Cyberjaya, Cyberjaya, 63000, Malaysia
  • Nur Fadhlina Abd Rahim Faculty of Medicine, University of Cyberjaya, Cyberjaya, 63000, Malaysia
  • Lakshmi Sivashunmugam Faculty of Medicine, University of Cyberjaya, Cyberjaya, 63000, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37557/gjphm.v6i1.248

Keywords:

needle stick injury, knowledge, attitude, practice, clinical students

Abstract

Introduction: Needle stick injury has been proven to be one of the modes of transmitting blood-borne

viruses. Previous studies showed a high prevalence of needle stick injury among medical students

during clinical activities due to a lack of knowledge. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of

needle stick injury among clinical students and the association between knowledge-attitude and

knowledge-practice of needle stick injury. Methods: An online descriptive cross-sectional study was

conducted among clinical medical students at the University of Cyberjaya and the sample was selected

using convenience sampling. Results: The majority of the respondents were female (70.9%) and year

4 students (51.7%). Only 8.6% of the respondents experienced needle stick injuries. The tasks

performed during injury are mostly disposal of needles (3.3%) and recapping needles (3.3%). The

perceived cause of the injury is mostly due to lack of experience (4.6%). The majority of the respondents

had a satisfactory level of knowledge (84.1%), and a satisfactory level of attitude (84.8%), and almost

half of them had an average or poor level of practice (42.4%). However, there was no significant

association between the level of knowledge and level of attitude and level of knowledge and level of

practice (p>0.05). Conclusion: The majority of clinical medical students had a satisfactory level of

knowledge and attitude towards needle stick injury whereas the level of practice among them was a

matter of concern. Therefore, adequate interventions toward needle stick injury precautions are needed

to improve the level of practice among clinical medical students.

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Published

2024-03-01

How to Cite

Othman, A. H., Nur Adneen Muhammad Zan, Nur Athirah Zairin, Nur Fadhlina Abd Rahim, & Lakshmi Sivashunmugam. (2024). KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE, AND PRACTICE ABOUT NEEDLE STICK INJURY TOWARDS PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT AMONG CLINICAL STUDENTS AT PRIVATE UNIVERSITY IN CYBERJAYA, MALAYSIA. Global Journal of Public Health Medicine, 6(1), 988–998. https://doi.org/10.37557/gjphm.v6i1.248

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