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ASSESSMENT OF THE KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDES REGARDING BIOMEDICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT AMONG THE HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS IN A TERTIARY CARE TEACHING HOSPITAL IN CHENNAI.

Savithri Kanganda Bopaiah, Sumetha Suga, Sindhura Myneni, Divya Ravikumar, Poonguzhali Sivagananam, Manuel Raj Kumar, Mythili Krishnan, Pandian Balu, Narmatha Sundharesan, Kavin Mozhi James, Kayalvizhi Kumaravel, Yuvasree Sargunan, Sai Ravi Teja Kamineni, Vishnu Priya V, Surapaneni Krishna Mohan.

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Background: Biomedical waste (BMW) segregation, collection, and disposal have become a significant concern for both the medical and general community. When considering the segregation and transportation part, biomedical waste management is an upcoming worldwide problem. This study was conducted to assess the knowledge and attitude regarding biomedical waste management among health care professionals working at various levels in tertiary care hospital.
Methods: Through random sampling technique, a descriptive cross–sectional study was executed among 183 health care professionals working in tertiary care hospitals in Chennai. A semi-structured questionnaire was administered. The data was tabulated and interpretation was done.
Results: Among 183 respondents, 52.2 % had adequate knowledge, 39.3% had moderately adequate knowledge, and 90.7% had a favourable attitude on biomedical waste management. Knowledge and attitude were having positive correlation. The association of demographic variables with participant’s knowledge and attitude was highly significant at p<0.001 level. Conclusion: The healthcare professionals demonstrated to have good knowledge and favourable attitude. The need for various and vigorous training programs regarding BMW management are highly prescribed to all hospital staffs. It is essential to handle the generated waste in a reliable way in order to prevent environmental contaminations.

Key words: Biomedical waste, knowledge, attitude, health care professionals


 
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Savithri Kanganda Bopaiah, Sumetha Suga, Sindhura Myneni, Divya Ravikumar, Poonguzhali Sivagananam, Manuel Raj Kumar, Mythili Krishnan, Pandian Balu, Narmatha Sundharesan, Kavin Mozhi James, Kayalvizhi Kumaravel, Yuvasree Sargunan, Sai Ravi Teja Kamineni, Vishnu Priya V, Surapaneni Krishna Mohan. ASSESSMENT OF THE KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDES REGARDING BIOMEDICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT AMONG THE HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS IN A TERTIARY CARE TEACHING HOSPITAL IN CHENNAI.. JCR. 2020; 7(9): 578-586. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.115


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Savithri Kanganda Bopaiah, Sumetha Suga, Sindhura Myneni, Divya Ravikumar, Poonguzhali Sivagananam, Manuel Raj Kumar, Mythili Krishnan, Pandian Balu, Narmatha Sundharesan, Kavin Mozhi James, Kayalvizhi Kumaravel, Yuvasree Sargunan, Sai Ravi Teja Kamineni, Vishnu Priya V, Surapaneni Krishna Mohan. ASSESSMENT OF THE KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDES REGARDING BIOMEDICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT AMONG THE HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS IN A TERTIARY CARE TEACHING HOSPITAL IN CHENNAI.. http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=112223 [Access: April 17, 2021]. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.115


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Savithri Kanganda Bopaiah, Sumetha Suga, Sindhura Myneni, Divya Ravikumar, Poonguzhali Sivagananam, Manuel Raj Kumar, Mythili Krishnan, Pandian Balu, Narmatha Sundharesan, Kavin Mozhi James, Kayalvizhi Kumaravel, Yuvasree Sargunan, Sai Ravi Teja Kamineni, Vishnu Priya V, Surapaneni Krishna Mohan. ASSESSMENT OF THE KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDES REGARDING BIOMEDICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT AMONG THE HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS IN A TERTIARY CARE TEACHING HOSPITAL IN CHENNAI.. JCR. 2020; 7(9): 578-586. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.115



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Savithri Kanganda Bopaiah, Sumetha Suga, Sindhura Myneni, Divya Ravikumar, Poonguzhali Sivagananam, Manuel Raj Kumar, Mythili Krishnan, Pandian Balu, Narmatha Sundharesan, Kavin Mozhi James, Kayalvizhi Kumaravel, Yuvasree Sargunan, Sai Ravi Teja Kamineni, Vishnu Priya V, Surapaneni Krishna Mohan. ASSESSMENT OF THE KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDES REGARDING BIOMEDICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT AMONG THE HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS IN A TERTIARY CARE TEACHING HOSPITAL IN CHENNAI.. JCR. (2020), [cited April 17, 2021]; 7(9): 578-586. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.115



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Savithri Kanganda Bopaiah, Sumetha Suga, Sindhura Myneni, Divya Ravikumar, Poonguzhali Sivagananam, Manuel Raj Kumar, Mythili Krishnan, Pandian Balu, Narmatha Sundharesan, Kavin Mozhi James, Kayalvizhi Kumaravel, Yuvasree Sargunan, Sai Ravi Teja Kamineni, Vishnu Priya V, Surapaneni Krishna Mohan (2020) ASSESSMENT OF THE KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDES REGARDING BIOMEDICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT AMONG THE HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS IN A TERTIARY CARE TEACHING HOSPITAL IN CHENNAI.. JCR, 7 (9), 578-586. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.115



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Savithri Kanganda Bopaiah, Sumetha Suga, Sindhura Myneni, Divya Ravikumar, Poonguzhali Sivagananam, Manuel Raj Kumar, Mythili Krishnan, Pandian Balu, Narmatha Sundharesan, Kavin Mozhi James, Kayalvizhi Kumaravel, Yuvasree Sargunan, Sai Ravi Teja Kamineni, Vishnu Priya V, Surapaneni Krishna Mohan. 2020. ASSESSMENT OF THE KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDES REGARDING BIOMEDICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT AMONG THE HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS IN A TERTIARY CARE TEACHING HOSPITAL IN CHENNAI.. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (9), 578-586. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.115



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Savithri Kanganda Bopaiah, Sumetha Suga, Sindhura Myneni, Divya Ravikumar, Poonguzhali Sivagananam, Manuel Raj Kumar, Mythili Krishnan, Pandian Balu, Narmatha Sundharesan, Kavin Mozhi James, Kayalvizhi Kumaravel, Yuvasree Sargunan, Sai Ravi Teja Kamineni, Vishnu Priya V, Surapaneni Krishna Mohan. "ASSESSMENT OF THE KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDES REGARDING BIOMEDICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT AMONG THE HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS IN A TERTIARY CARE TEACHING HOSPITAL IN CHENNAI.." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 578-586. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.115



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Savithri Kanganda Bopaiah, Sumetha Suga, Sindhura Myneni, Divya Ravikumar, Poonguzhali Sivagananam, Manuel Raj Kumar, Mythili Krishnan, Pandian Balu, Narmatha Sundharesan, Kavin Mozhi James, Kayalvizhi Kumaravel, Yuvasree Sargunan, Sai Ravi Teja Kamineni, Vishnu Priya V, Surapaneni Krishna Mohan. "ASSESSMENT OF THE KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDES REGARDING BIOMEDICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT AMONG THE HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS IN A TERTIARY CARE TEACHING HOSPITAL IN CHENNAI.." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.9 (2020), 578-586. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.115



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Savithri Kanganda Bopaiah, Sumetha Suga, Sindhura Myneni, Divya Ravikumar, Poonguzhali Sivagananam, Manuel Raj Kumar, Mythili Krishnan, Pandian Balu, Narmatha Sundharesan, Kavin Mozhi James, Kayalvizhi Kumaravel, Yuvasree Sargunan, Sai Ravi Teja Kamineni, Vishnu Priya V, Surapaneni Krishna Mohan (2020) ASSESSMENT OF THE KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDES REGARDING BIOMEDICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT AMONG THE HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS IN A TERTIARY CARE TEACHING HOSPITAL IN CHENNAI.. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (9), 578-586. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.115