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Estimation of patient perception on hygiene standards in a tertiary care hospital, West Bengal: A questionnaire-based study

Anjan Adhikari, Rania Indu, Moumita Ray, Sangita Bhattacharya, Jayeeta Bhattacharya, Trisha Basu, Twisha Biswas.

Abstract
Background: Maintenance of hygiene is very important to lead a healthy, disease-free life. Lack of hygiene increases the chance of communicable and non-communicable diseases. Wastes generated by the hospitals increase the chance of nosocomial infections.

Objective: The present study deals with the patient’s perception about hygiene and sanitation rendered by the hospitals.

Materials and Methods: The present study was a questionnaire-based cross-sectional survey. The data were collected from the indoor patients admitted in the Department of Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and General Medicine during December 2016–January 2017 at a Medical College in Kolkata.

Results: In the present study, a total of 150 patients were taken as study population, of which majority of them were female. The major age group of the study population was 32–39 years, 33 (22%). In the present study, 93.33% of patients responded that the food was hygienic, 90% of patients opined that all housekeeping staffs used their protective equipment while they were collecting the garbage in this hospital, and 78% of patients agreed that the dustbins were cleaned regularly.

Conclusion: In order to improve patients’ compliance and reduce the sufferings, evaluation of to hospital hygiene is of utmost importance. Awareness programs should be implemented in hospitals and health-care centers about the importance and maintenance of hygiene. This would reduce the chances of hospital-borne infections not only for the patients but also for the hospital workers.

Key words: Hygiene; Nosocomial Infection; Questionnaire; Sanitation


 
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Adhikari A, Indu R, Ray M, Bhattacharya S, Bhattacharya J, Basu T, Biswas T. Estimation of patient perception on hygiene standards in a tertiary care hospital, West Bengal: A questionnaire-based study. Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2019; 8(3): 215-219. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2019.0101121012019


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Adhikari A, Indu R, Ray M, Bhattacharya S, Bhattacharya J, Basu T, Biswas T. Estimation of patient perception on hygiene standards in a tertiary care hospital, West Bengal: A questionnaire-based study. http://www.ijmsph.com/?mno=26057 [Access: April 23, 2019]. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2019.0101121012019


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Adhikari A, Indu R, Ray M, Bhattacharya S, Bhattacharya J, Basu T, Biswas T. Estimation of patient perception on hygiene standards in a tertiary care hospital, West Bengal: A questionnaire-based study. Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2019; 8(3): 215-219. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2019.0101121012019



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Adhikari A, Indu R, Ray M, Bhattacharya S, Bhattacharya J, Basu T, Biswas T. Estimation of patient perception on hygiene standards in a tertiary care hospital, West Bengal: A questionnaire-based study. Int J Med Sci Public Health. (2019), [cited April 23, 2019]; 8(3): 215-219. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2019.0101121012019



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Adhikari, A., Indu, . R., Ray, . M., Bhattacharya, . S., Bhattacharya, . J., Basu, . T. & Biswas, . T. (2019) Estimation of patient perception on hygiene standards in a tertiary care hospital, West Bengal: A questionnaire-based study. Int J Med Sci Public Health, 8 (3), 215-219. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2019.0101121012019



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Adhikari, Anjan, Rania Indu, Moumita Ray, Sangita Bhattacharya, Jayeeta Bhattacharya, Trisha Basu, and Twisha Biswas. 2019. Estimation of patient perception on hygiene standards in a tertiary care hospital, West Bengal: A questionnaire-based study. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health, 8 (3), 215-219. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2019.0101121012019



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Adhikari, Anjan, Rania Indu, Moumita Ray, Sangita Bhattacharya, Jayeeta Bhattacharya, Trisha Basu, and Twisha Biswas. "Estimation of patient perception on hygiene standards in a tertiary care hospital, West Bengal: A questionnaire-based study." International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health 8 (2019), 215-219. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2019.0101121012019



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Adhikari, Anjan, Rania Indu, Moumita Ray, Sangita Bhattacharya, Jayeeta Bhattacharya, Trisha Basu, and Twisha Biswas. "Estimation of patient perception on hygiene standards in a tertiary care hospital, West Bengal: A questionnaire-based study." International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health 8.3 (2019), 215-219. Print. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2019.0101121012019



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Adhikari, A., Indu, . R., Ray, . M., Bhattacharya, . S., Bhattacharya, . J., Basu, . T. & Biswas, . T. (2019) Estimation of patient perception on hygiene standards in a tertiary care hospital, West Bengal: A questionnaire-based study. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health, 8 (3), 215-219. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2019.0101121012019





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