STATUS AND ATTITUDE TOWARDS HEPATITIS 'B' VIRUS VACCINATION IN STAFF OF LADY READING HOSPITAL PESHAWAR

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Hameed Ahmed
Muhammad Abdur Rauf
Javed Iqbal Farooqi
Nauman Khan
Saad .
Imtiaz .
Nasir Ali
Aysha .
Aman .
Kashif Jan
Zubair .
Fazal -e- Mola
Muhammad Nawaz
Farooq Ahmad
Masood ur Rehman

Abstract

Objective: To know the attitude of the staff of Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar.

Material and Methods: This descriptive study was conducted among the staff of Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar in June 2008. A questionnaire, consisting of designation of respondent and questions regarding status of HBV vaccination, was distributed among the staff to be filled by the staff; in some cases, authors asked the questions directly and filled the questionnaire accordingly.

Results: Four hundred and eighty-three staff, including 314 males and 169 females were interviewed. Out of these, 317 (65.63 %) were immunized against hepatitis B virus whereas 166 (34.37 %) were not (p = < 0.05). Among the vaccinated participants, 150 (47.32%) families were immunized whereas 21 (12.57%) families were immunized among the non immunized participants (p = < 0.05). Frequency of immunization was highest in the teaching staff (96.55 %) and lowest in the canteen and security staff (10 %) (p = <

0.05). The source of vaccination was mostly (87.5%) from hospital (p = < 0.05).

Conclusion: Though 65.63% staff is vaccinated against hepatitis B virus in LRH Peshawar of NWFP, yet more aggressive and combined efforts are needed to vaccinate the 34.37% staff who is not protected.

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Ahmed H, Rauf MA, Farooqi JI, Khan N, . S, . I, Ali N, . A, . A, Jan K, . Z, Mola F- e-, Nawaz M, Ahmad F, Rehman M ur. STATUS AND ATTITUDE TOWARDS HEPATITIS ’B’ VIRUS VACCINATION IN STAFF OF LADY READING HOSPITAL PESHAWAR. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Aug. 16 [cited 2022 Sep. 24];23(3). Available from: https://www.jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/252
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