Hindawi Publishing Corporation Journal of Tropical Medicine Volume 2015, Article ID 431317, 6 pages http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/431317

Research Article Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice of Health Workers in a Tertiary Hospital in Ile-Ife, Nigeria, towards Ebola Viral Disease Samuel Anu Olowookere, Emmanuel Akintunde Abioye-Kuteyi, Olusegun Kayode Adepoju, Oluwaseun Taiwo Esan, Temitope Michael Adeolu, Tolulope Kola Adeoye, Adesola Adebayo Adepoju, and Adedayo Titilayo Aderogba Department of Community Health, College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria Correspondence should be addressed to Samuel Anu Olowookere; [email protected] Received 28 June 2015; Revised 21 September 2015; Accepted 4 October 2015 Academic Editor: Peter Leggat Copyright © 2015 Samuel Anu Olowookere et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Background. Health workers are more prone to Ebola viral disease (EVD) than the general population. This study assessed the preparedness of health workers in the control and management of EVD. Methods. A descriptive cross-sectional study. Consenting 400 health workers completed a semistructured questionnaire that assessed participants’ general knowledge, emergency preparedness, and control and management of EVD. Data were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results. The mean age (SD) was 34.5 ± 8.62 years ranging from 20 to 59 years. Most participants were medical doctors (24.6%) and nurses (52.2%). The majority had practised

Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice of Health Workers in a Tertiary Hospital in Ile-Ife, Nigeria, towards Ebola Viral Disease.

Background. Health workers are more prone to Ebola viral disease (EVD) than the general population. This study assessed the preparedness of health wor...
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