Assessment of medical students’ knowledge, attitude and practice towards medical waste management in KIUTH in Bushenyi Uganda

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION ............................................................................................................................ i

APPROVAL: ................................................................................................................................. ii

KEY DEFINITIONS; ................................................................................................................... v

LIST OF ACRONYM: ................................................................................................................ vi

ABSTRACT. ................................................................................................................................ xv

Introduction. .................................................................................................................................. xv

CHAPTER ONE ........................................................................................................................... 1

INTRODUCTION ......................................................................................................................... 1

1.0 Introduction ............................................................................................................................... 1

1.3 .Problem Statement. .................................................................................................................. 7

1.4. OBJECTIVES. ....................................................................................................................... 8

1.5.0 SCOPE OF THE STUDY. ..................................................................................................... 8

1.5.1 Geographical scope. ............................................................................................................... 8

1.5.2 Study area. .............................................................................................................................. 8

1.5.3 Content scope; ........................................................................................................................ 9

1.5.4 Time scope. ............................................................................................................................ 9

1.5.5 Respondent scope. .................................................................................................................. 9

1.6 Significance of the study. .......................................................................................................... 9

CHAPTER TWO ........................................................................................................................ 10

LITERATURE REVIEW .......................................................................................................... 10

2.0 INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................ 10

2.1.0 CHARACTERISTICS OF BIOMEDICAL WASTE .......................................................... 10

2.2. Medical Student’s Knowledge on Medical Waste Disposal. ................................................. 12

2.3 Medical Student’s Attitude on Medical Waste Disposal. .................................................... 15

2.4. Medical Student’s Practice on Medical Waste Disposal. ...................................................... 15

2.5. CONCLUSION ...................................................................................................................... 17

CHAPTER 3 ................................................................................................................................. 18

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY .............................................................................................. 18

3.0. INTRODUCTION ...................................................................................................... 18

3.1 Research design. ..................................................................................................................... 18

3.2 Study population. .................................................................................................................... 18

3.2.1 Inclusion Criteria ................................................................................................................. 18

3.2.2 Exclusion Criteria ................................................................................................................ 18

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3.3. Sample Size. ........................................................................................................................... 19

3.4. Sampling procedure. .............................................................................................................. 19

3.5.0. Data collection methods. ..................................................................................................... 19

3.5.1. Questionnaires. .................................................................................................................... 19

3.5.2 Validity of instruments. ....................................................................................................... 20

3.5.3 Reliability of instruments. .................................................................................................... 20

3.6. Ethical considerations. ........................................................................................................... 20

3.7. Process of data collection. ...................................................................................................... 21

3.8. Data analysis. ......................................................................................................................... 21

CHAPTER FOUR ....................................................................................................................... 22

4.0. INTRODUCTION. ................................................................................................................ 22

4.1: BIODATA OF RESPONDENTS. ......................................................................................... 22

4.2 MEDICAL STUDENT’S KNOWLEDGE ON MEDICAL WASTE DISPOSAL. ............. 25

4.4: MEDICAL STUDENT’S PRACTICE ON MEDICAL WASTE DISPOSAL. .................. 45

CHAPTER 5 ................................................................................................................................ 56

5.1. INTRODUCTION. ................................................................................................................ 57

5.2. SUMMARY AND INTERPRETATION OF THE FINDINGS. ........................................... 57

5.2.1: BIODATA OF MEDICAL STUDENTS. ........................................................................... 57

5.2.2: MEDICAL STUDENT’S KNOWLEDGE ON MEDICAL WASTE DISPOSAL. ........... 58

5.2.3 MEDICAL STUDENT’S ATTITUDE ON MEDICAL WASTE DISPOSAL. .................. 58

5.3 LIMITATIONS OF THE STUDY. ......................................................................................... 60

5.4 RECOMMENDATIONS & SUGGESTIONS. ...................................................................... 60

5.5 CONCLUSION. ...................................................................................................................... 60

REFERENCES ............................................................................................................................ 61

APPENDIX .................................................................................................................................. 65

APPENDIX A: Informed consent ................................................................................................. 65

APPENDIX B: QUESTIONNAIRE ............................................................................................. 67

APPENDIX C: ACCEPTANCE LETTER FROM THE FACULTY OF CLINICAL MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY. ...................................................................................................................... 71

APPENDIX D: BUDGET ............................................................................................................. 72

APPENDIX E: MAP OF UGANDA SHOWING DIFFERENT REGIONS. .............................. 73TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION ............................................................................................................................ i

APPROVAL: ................................................................................................................................. ii

KEY DEFINITIONS; ................................................................................................................... v

LIST OF ACRONYM: ................................................................................................................ vi

ABSTRACT. ................................................................................................................................ xv

Introduction. .................................................................................................................................. xv

CHAPTER ONE ........................................................................................................................... 1

INTRODUCTION ......................................................................................................................... 1

1.0 Introduction ............................................................................................................................... 1

1.3 .Problem Statement. .................................................................................................................. 7

1.4. OBJECTIVES. ....................................................................................................................... 8

1.5.0 SCOPE OF THE STUDY. ..................................................................................................... 8

1.5.1 Geographical scope. ............................................................................................................... 8

1.5.2 Study area. .............................................................................................................................. 8

1.5.3 Content scope; ........................................................................................................................ 9

1.5.4 Time scope. ............................................................................................................................ 9

1.5.5 Respondent scope. .................................................................................................................. 9

1.6 Significance of the study. .......................................................................................................... 9

CHAPTER TWO ........................................................................................................................ 10

LITERATURE REVIEW .......................................................................................................... 10

2.0 INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................ 10

2.1.0 CHARACTERISTICS OF BIOMEDICAL WASTE .......................................................... 10

2.2. Medical Student’s Knowledge on Medical Waste Disposal. ................................................. 12

2.3 Medical Student’s Attitude on Medical Waste Disposal. .................................................... 15

2.4. Medical Student’s Practice on Medical Waste Disposal. ...................................................... 15

2.5. CONCLUSION ...................................................................................................................... 17

CHAPTER 3 ................................................................................................................................. 18

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY .............................................................................................. 18

3.0. INTRODUCTION ...................................................................................................... 18

3.1 Research design. ..................................................................................................................... 18

3.2 Study population. .................................................................................................................... 18

3.2.1 Inclusion Criteria ................................................................................................................. 18

3.2.2 Exclusion Criteria ................................................................................................................ 18

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3.3. Sample Size. ........................................................................................................................... 19

3.4. Sampling procedure. .............................................................................................................. 19

3.5.0. Data collection methods. ..................................................................................................... 19

3.5.1. Questionnaires. .................................................................................................................... 19

3.5.2 Validity of instruments. ....................................................................................................... 20

3.5.3 Reliability of instruments. .................................................................................................... 20

3.6. Ethical considerations. ........................................................................................................... 20

3.7. Process of data collection. ...................................................................................................... 21

3.8. Data analysis. ......................................................................................................................... 21

CHAPTER FOUR ....................................................................................................................... 22

4.0. INTRODUCTION. ................................................................................................................ 22

4.1: BIODATA OF RESPONDENTS. ......................................................................................... 22

4.2 MEDICAL STUDENT’S KNOWLEDGE ON MEDICAL WASTE DISPOSAL. ............. 25

4.4: MEDICAL STUDENT’S PRACTICE ON MEDICAL WASTE DISPOSAL. .................. 45

CHAPTER 5 ................................................................................................................................ 56

5.1. INTRODUCTION. ................................................................................................................ 57

5.2. SUMMARY AND INTERPRETATION OF THE FINDINGS. ........................................... 57

5.2.1: BIODATA OF MEDICAL STUDENTS. ........................................................................... 57

5.2.2: MEDICAL STUDENT’S KNOWLEDGE ON MEDICAL WASTE DISPOSAL. ........... 58

5.2.3 MEDICAL STUDENT’S ATTITUDE ON MEDICAL WASTE DISPOSAL. .................. 58

5.3 LIMITATIONS OF THE STUDY. ......................................................................................... 60

5.4 RECOMMENDATIONS & SUGGESTIONS. ...................................................................... 60

5.5 CONCLUSION. ...................................................................................................................... 60

REFERENCES ............................................................................................................................ 61

APPENDIX .................................................................................................................................. 65

APPENDIX A: Informed consent ................................................................................................. 65

APPENDIX B: QUESTIONNAIRE ............................................................................................. 67

APPENDIX C: ACCEPTANCE LETTER FROM THE FACULTY OF CLINICAL MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY. ...................................................................................................................... 71

APPENDIX D: BUDGET ............................................................................................................. 72

APPENDIX E: MAP OF UGANDA SHOWING DIFFERENT REGIONS. .............................. 73

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Research, S. (2022). Assessment of medical students’ knowledge, attitude and practice towards medical waste management in KIUTH in Bushenyi Uganda. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-medical-students-knowledge-attitude-and-practice-towards-medical-waste-management-in-kiuth-in-bushenyi-uganda

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Research, SSA "Assessment of medical students’ knowledge, attitude and practice towards medical waste management in KIUTH in Bushenyi Uganda" Afribary. Afribary, 17 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-medical-students-knowledge-attitude-and-practice-towards-medical-waste-management-in-kiuth-in-bushenyi-uganda. Accessed 02 Oct. 2022.

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Research, SSA . "Assessment of medical students’ knowledge, attitude and practice towards medical waste management in KIUTH in Bushenyi Uganda". Afribary, Afribary, 17 Aug. 2022. Web. 02 Oct. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-medical-students-knowledge-attitude-and-practice-towards-medical-waste-management-in-kiuth-in-bushenyi-uganda >.

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Research, SSA . "Assessment of medical students’ knowledge, attitude and practice towards medical waste management in KIUTH in Bushenyi Uganda" Afribary (2022). Accessed October 02, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-medical-students-knowledge-attitude-and-practice-towards-medical-waste-management-in-kiuth-in-bushenyi-uganda