The Compliance with Infection Prevention and Control Measures by Allied Healthcare Students in a University Context

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Amer Al-Omari, Rafi Alnjadat


Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has had a serious effect on the global public health system and on people’s daily lives.

Purpose: This study compares the mean difference between control and experimental groups of college students in their adherence to international standard precautions in health care. The students are eligible for pre-field training.

Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted to recruit 250 students from a government university in Jordan. Self-reported questionnaires were used to collect data through Google Forms. The mean difference between the control and experimental groups was compared using independent t-test analyses.

Results: An independent t-test revealed a significant mean difference (p value > 0.001) between the control and experimental groups in their adherence to all international standard precautions except hand washing.

Conclusion: Allied healthcare students appeared to adhere to worldwide standard precautions at low levels, according to the findings, which are based on visible contamination. For those studying allied health care, the importance of capacity-building activities, mentoring, and supportive supervision should be emphasised. This study concluded that allied healthcare students must continue their compliance with infection prevention to be ready for an unpredictable future with probable pandemics and view every service as potentially contaminated.

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