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Clinical Impact of Hand Hygiene by KAP Survey among Medical Students
Nayab Zehra, Rizwan Hashim, Hafsa Waseem, Shazrah Hashim, Asima Niazi, Shafaq khadija
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Volume 14 - Issue 4     Oct – Dec 2022
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Objective: To determine knowledge, attitude and practices of hand hygiene among students of Fazaia Medical College.

Study Design: Observational cross-sectional study.

Place and Duration: The study was carried out at department of Pathology, Fazaia Medical College, Air University E-9 Islamabad. The duration of our study was 8 months from June 1st 2020 to January 31st 2021.

Methodology: A questionnaire having 13 closed ended items regarding knowledge, attitude and practice of hand washing among medical students was used to collect data. A total of 247 medical students participated in the study.  Data was collected and analyzed on SPSS version 23.

Results: Sixty-seven percent students expressed that they had basic knowledge and had practicing attitude towards hand washing. Majority of students (90%) practiced hand washing during their interaction with patients in clinical rotations and in their routine activities at FMC. However, healthier hand washing practices among female medical students were observed as compared to male students.

Conclusion: The medical students of FMC had moderate knowledge and positive attitude towards hand washing practices.

Keywords: Hand Hygiene, Awareness, Patient Safety, Control of Infections, Hand Wash.


How to Cite This:

Zehra N, Hashim R, Waseem H, Hashim S, Niazi A, Khadija S. Clinical Impact of Hand Hygiene by KAP Survey among Medical Students. Isra Med J. 2022; 14(4): 157-160. DOI:

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