Determinant Infection Prevention and Control Practices among Nurses during COVID-19 Pandemic
Suarnianti Suarnianti1, *, Yusran Haskas1
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2023
E-location ID: e187494452302151
Publisher ID: e187494452302151
Article History:Received Date: 4/11/2022
Revision Received Date: 4/2/2023
Acceptance Date: 10/2/2023
Electronic publication date: 21/08/2023
Collection year: 2023
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Most of the nurses’ duties require direct contact with patients. Nurses with a high vulnerability to COVID-19 should have the self-awareness to reduce and avoid the risk of infection transmission. It is significant to know the factors that influence the practice of infection prevention and control in nurses while treating COVID-19 patients.
This study aims to determine the factors that influence the practice of infection prevention and control in nurses.
This study was a descriptive survey conducted in 4 hospitals in Makassar City, South Sulawesi, Indonesia, with a sample of 360 nurses in January-June 2021. The data were analyzed using the canonical multivariate test.
This study finds a strong correlation between the self-labeling of nurses as at-risk individuals (.703) and taking actions (.707). In addition, there is a strong correlation between self-justification (.925) and obtaining remedies (.995), and there is a strong correlation between commitment (.791) and information seeking (.884) (ρ= < .05).
Strengthening the commitment and self-labeling of nurses as individuals at risk of being exposed to COVID-19 is very important for infection prevention and control practices.