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RMJ. 2023; 48(1): 12-16

Correlation between biographic profile and compliance to key performance indicators (KPI) for infection control among healthcare workers in Saudi Arabia: A cross-sectional study

Mohammed Jamaan Alzahrani.


Objective: To find out how well Saudi Arabian healthcare workers followed infection control guidelines and determine whether there is a any relationship between the biographic profile of healthcare staff and their degree of compliance with infection control.
Methodology: This descriptive-correlation study was conducted on healthcare workers from different Saudi Arabian hospitals. The study used a three-point Likert scale, and the rating scales used were “3” to indicate always, “2” to indicate sometimes, while “1” was used to indicate never.
Results: Of 180 respondents, 62.8% were young adults, 73.3% were males, 68.3% were doctoral degree holders, 66.1% were licensed medical doctors, and 39.4% were advanced beginners. Saudi healthcare workers had an overall level of “high compliance” (mean=2.29). Chi-square test of independence (r2) revealed a statistically significant relationship between compliance to infection control practices and the following variables: age (p=0.0100), gender (p=0.0177), educational attainment (p=0.0001), and profession (p

Key words: Compliance, infection control, Saudi Arabia, healthcare.

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