Knowledge, Attitude and Practice on Hospital Acquired Infections Among the Nurses Working at Selected Private Hospitals in Dhaka, Bangladesh


Ayesha Siddika Rimi
Limkokwing University of Creative Technology Cyberjaya, Selangor, Malaysia.


The aim of this descriptive cross-sectional study was to evaluate Health Care Workers’ (HCW) level of knowledge, attitude and practice towards Hospitals acquired infections (HAIs) in Bangladesh. The study was a survey conducted in three randomly selected private hospitals in Dhaka City. The data was collected through a self-administered semi-structured questionnaire to assess the level of knowledge and attitude. Observational cheek list was used to evaluate the practice. The study revealed that only 6.2% of the population had excellent knowledge about HAIs, 47.6% of the respondents had good knowledge, and rest of the population had either average or poor knowledge about HAIs. The majority had a good attitude and satisfactory practice. However, 22.4% of the nurses had the unsatisfactory level of practice on HAIs. The study found a highly significant association between the knowledge of the nurses and their practice.