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Natl J Community Med. 2015; 6(4): 519-521

Effect of Educational Intervention on Postgraduates Regarding Bio-Medical Waste Management (BMW) At a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital, Bhopal

Vishal Bathma, Sanjay Agarwal, Umesh Sinha, Girjesh Gupta, Neeraj Khare.


"Introduction: The waste produced in the course of health care activities carries a higher potential for infection and injury than any other type of waste.
Objectives: To assess the existing level of knowledge and evaluate the effectiveness of educational inter-vention and also find out association between pre test and post test knowledge score.
Material And Methods: An interventional trail was conducted using video lecture and slide show as a tool. Pre and post questionnaire for evaluation was used with scoring. The study was conduct in a tertiary care hospital attached to the medical college, in Bhopal. All 1st year PG students were included in study from different departments. Total 30 PG students were included from all departments. Study was conducted in phase manner with objective of imparting knowledge regarding waste management practices.
Results: There was significant increase in knowledge about bio-medical waste management before and after educational intervention which was statistically highly significant (p

Key words: Assessment, Biomedical waste management (BMW), knowledge, Pre-test, post-test, intervention, PG students

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