Vol. 2 No. 1 (2024)
Articles

KNOWLEDGE OF CLINIC/ HOSPITAL CLEANERS TOWARDS MEDICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT IN KANO STATE OF NIGERIA

Atoo Gabriel Terngu
Department of Physical and Health Education, Federal College of Education (Technical) Bichi, Kano, Nigeria
Aminat Alairu
Department of Physical and Health Education, Federal College of Education (Technical) Bichi, Kano, Nigeria

Published 2024-01-04

Keywords

  • Clinic/ hospital,
  • cleaners,
  • medical,
  • waste,
  • management

How to Cite

Atoo Gabriel Terngu, & Aminat Alairu. (2024). KNOWLEDGE OF CLINIC/ HOSPITAL CLEANERS TOWARDS MEDICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT IN KANO STATE OF NIGERIA. Open Access Journal of Science Research , 2(1), 22-33. https://www.openjournals.ijaar.org/index.php/oajsr/article/view/420

How to Cite

Atoo Gabriel Terngu, & Aminat Alairu. (2024). KNOWLEDGE OF CLINIC/ HOSPITAL CLEANERS TOWARDS MEDICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT IN KANO STATE OF NIGERIA. Open Access Journal of Science Research , 2(1), 22-33. https://www.openjournals.ijaar.org/index.php/oajsr/article/view/420

Abstract

This study investigated knowledge of clinic/ hospital cleaners towards medical waste management in Kano State of Nigeria. To achieve the purpose of this study, three research questions were raised and three hypotheses were tested. Descriptive research design of survey type was used in this study. The population of this study consists of three (3) clinics and three (3) hospital cleaners in Kano State. The total sample used for this study consists of 278 clinic/ hospital cleaners. Multistage sampling technique was used to select sample for this study. The instrument used for data collection was researchers’ developed questionnaire and the questionnaire was validated and standardized with reliability index of 0.85. The administration and retrieval of the questionnaire was done within six weeks. All data collected were statistically analysed as presented on the tables. The finding showed the t value of 5.881 at the 239 degree of freedom (DF) and significant difference level of 0.001 (p<0.05). Based on these findings, it was recommended that, there should be training and retraining of all clinic/hospital cleaners to ensure compliance of sustainable medical waste management in the Clinic/Hospital in Kano State. Also, provision of adequate information on medical wastes management practices inform of posters in every Clinic/Hospital will help to further enlighten staff and ensure compliance on how to dispose of medical wastes.

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