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Table 4 Attitudes of HCWs towards TB IC

From: Health care workers’ knowledge, attitudes and practices on tuberculosis infection control, Nepal

Statement Agree Neutral Disagree
There is a need for guidelines regarding TB IC in a health care facility 189 (99.5) 1 (0.5) 0 (0.0)
HCWs should wear respirators while caring for TB patients 187 (98.4) 1 (0.5) 2 (1.1)
Respirators do not protect against drug-resistant TB even if I wear it all time 95 (50) 7 (3.7) 88 (46.3)
Even after a patient with TB leaves the room I am working in, I remain at risk of contracting TB 163 (85.8) 3 (1.6) 24 (12.6)
Most HCWs are already infected so there is no need of IC measures 12 (6.3) 2 (1.1) 176 (92.6)
I do not wear respirator because patients do not like me to wear it 32 (16.8) 0 (0.0) 158 (83.2)
I am concerned about being infected with TB 123 (64.7) 0 (0.0) 67 (35.3)
There is need to screen HCWs who may be exposed to TB for TB infection or disease 189 (99.5) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.5)
I may turn off fans if they become noisy or cause cold air 155 (81.6) 2 (1.1) 33 (17.4)
Sputum induction procedures in wards put HCWs at an increased risk of getting infected with TB 175 (92.1) 2 (1.1) 13 (6.8)
Cough hygiene has no role to play in IC 36 (18.9) 2 (1.1) 152 (80)
HCWs working in HIV care and treatment clinics are at risk of infection with TB 154 (81.1) 2 (1.1) 34 (17.9)