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Waste management knowledge and Performance in health and medical staff in the COVID-19 epidemic
Volume 4, Issue 1, 2022, Pages 161 - 173
Author(s) : Fatemeh Seyedi 1 , Ehsan Movahed* 2 , Aliasghar Kheirkhah 3 , Mahsa Tahergorabi 4 , Mohamad Mahmoodi 5 , Zahra Seirfar 6

1 Assistant Professor of Anatomical Sciences Department of Anatomical Sciences, School of Medicine Jiroft University of Medical Sciences, Jiroft, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor of Health Education and Promotion Department of Public Health, School of Health Jiroft University of Medical Sciences, Jiroft, Iran

3 Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine Department of Internal Medicine School of Medicine Imam Khomeini Hospital, Jiroft University of Medical Sciences, Jiroft, Iran.

4 Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Department of Environmental Health School of Health, Jiroft University of Medical Sciences, Jiroft, Iran

5 Msc of Environmental Health, Department of Health Jiroft University of Medical Sciences, Jiroft ,Iran

6 Bachelor of Nursing, Jiroft University of Medical Sciences, Jiroft ,Iran

Abstract :
Abstract Objective: This study aimed to investigate the waste management knowledge and performance in health and medical staff in the COVID-19 epidemic. Methods: The present study was a cross-sectional study that was performed on 470 healthcare personnel in Jiroft University of Medical Sciences, Iran, from May to November 2020. Sampling method was availability sampling. A researcher-made questionnaire on waste management was used as a data collection tool. Data were analyzed using descriptive tests, independent t-test and Kruskal-Wallis with SPSS24 software. Results: The mean age of employees was 32.16±7.03 years. The status of information, production and waste collection was favorable in employees and there was a statistically significant difference among information (p = 0.000), production (p = 0.000), collection (p = 0.000) and Comprehensive waste management (p = 0.001) in health care units. Among the healthcare personnel who are working in the Health home, the score of waste management was higher than other health centers. Conclusion: According to the low performance of staff in cities and hospitals, especially in the field of waste segregation, transportation and recycling, it is recommended that it should be effective to use virtual and electronic distance learning and the existence of practical rules and instructions and controlling and adequate monitoring of the waste management process in hospitals. Keywords: ”Knowledge”, ”Practice”, ”Waste Management”, ”Health Centers”, ”COVID-19”
Keywords :
”Knowledge”, ”Practice”, ”Waste Management”, ”Health Centers”, ”COVID-19
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