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Table 2 Knowledge, attitude, and practice of nurses & midwives regarding HBV infection in Saudi and Saad Abul-Ella hospitals

From: Knowledge, attitude, and practice towards Hepatitis B infection among nurses and midwives in two maternity hospitals in Khartoum, Sudan

 Number (correct answer)Percent (correct answer)
HBV knowledge items
 There are several types of hepatitis10494.5%
 Hepatitis B is a viral infection10090.9%
 The virus can cause acute hepatitis7164.5%
 The virus can cause chronic hepatitis8072.7%
 The virus can cause liver cirrhosis9182.7%
 The virus can cause hepatocellular carcinoma5852.7%
 The infection can cause death9081.8%
 The virus doesn’t cause peptic ulcer7971.8%
 The virus can be transmitted by transfusion of infectious blood.10595.5%
 The virus can be transmitted by sexual intercourse8678.2%
 The virus can be transmitted by MTCT.8375.5%
 The virus isn’t transmitted by with all kinds of contact with infected persons.7164.5%
 The virus can be transmitted by NSI9687.3%
 The virus is not transmitted through air8880.0%
 Post-exposure prophylaxis includes IG & vaccination5550.0%
HBV attitude items
 Do you believe that instrument sterilization is important to prevent transmission?7164.5%
 Do you believe that wearing gloves is important to prevent transmission?8072.7%
 Do you believe that vaccination could prevent transmission?9182.7%
 Do you recommend PEP for those who had been exposed to HBV?5852.7%
HBV practice items
 They always Sterilize instruments9990.0%
 They always wear gloves10090.9%
 Completed the HBV vaccination schedule4541.0%
 History of NSI5751.8%
 Washing hands with water & soap after NSI4782.5%
 Sterilized the wound site after NSI5189.5%
 Check if the patient have a blood-borne disease after NSI3968.9%
  1. IG immunoglobulins, MTCT mother to child transmission, PEP Post exposure prophylaxis