Manipal Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences


Waste is any substance that is not useful. Bio-medical waste (BMW) is any kind of waste containing infectious material. Inappropriate and inadequate handling of health care waste has serious public health issues and significant influence on environment. Objective: Objective of the study is to find out the relation between knowledge and practice regarding the method of BMW disposal. Methodology: A descriptive study design with non-probability convenient sampling technique was used to collect the data from 65 housekeeping staff of AIIMS, Bhubaneswar after obtaining administrative approval from the authorities. Structured knowledge questionnaire on BMW disposal and observational checklist for the practice of BMW disposal were used. Result: The study revealed weak positive correlation between knowledge and practice regarding method of BMW disposal. Conclusion: Study concludes that continuous intermittent knowledge sensitization program on BMW disposal can bring significant bio-medical practices among housekeeping staff.

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