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Table 4 Attitude about TB infection control according to health professionals

From: Difficulties in tuberculosis infection control in a general hospital of Vietnam: a knowledge, attitude, and practice survey and screening for latent tuberculosis infection among health professionals

 PhysicianNurseOthersP value
n = 140n = 256n = 44 
Attitude score, mean (SD)7.79 (0.99)7.93 (0.99)7.97 (0.88)0.597
Attitude for works relating to TB
 I am willing to keep my work in the current ward/department? (n = 427)136 (98.6)242 (98.4)42 (97.7)0.730
 It is very important to prevent the spread of TB in the hospital? (n = 427)138 (100.0)243 (98.8)41 (95.3)0.040
 Do you feel any scarily about the infection from TB patients? – ‘agree,’ n (%) (n = 421123 (91.8)224 (91.8)39 (90.7)1.000
Do you feel any stress for taking care of TB patients? –n (%) (n = 429)   0.279
 Agree94 (68.1)155 (62.5)32 (74.4) 
 Disagree44 (31.9)88 (35.5)11 (25.6) 
 Neither agree/disagree0 (0.0)5 (2.0)0 (0.0) 
Finding all of the new case of TB is an important task in controlling the disease. (n = 427)135 (99.3)241 (97.2)42 (97.7)0.487
 Agree135 (99.3)241 (97.2)42 (97.7) 
 Disagree1 (0.7)3 (1.2)0 (0.0) 
 Neither agree/disagree0 (0.0)4 (1.6)1 (2.3) 
It is important to realize more actions to include the community in TB prevention and control. (n = 430)   0.046
 Agree137 (99.3)246 (98.8)40 (93.0) 
 Disagree0 (0.0)2 (0.8)2 (4.7) 
 Neither agree/disagree1 (0.7)1 (0.4)1 (2.3) 
The knowledge and awareness of TB in your community is adequate. (n = 427)   0.254
 Agree51 (37.0)86 (35.0)12 (27.9) 
 Disagree80 (58.0)138 (56.1)30 (69.8) 
 Neither agree/disagree7 (5.1)22 (8.9)1 (2.3) 
Concerning facility’s barriers for TB infection control
My ward/department have enough isolation rooms for suspected TB patients. (n = 415)   0.076
 Agree16 (11.7)44 (18.0)11 (26.2) 
 Disagree117 (85.4)198 (80.8)29 (69.0) 
 Neither agree/disagree4 (2.9)3 (1.2)2 (4.8) 
I satisfy with the hospital’s TB infection control. (n = 369)36 (27.1)128 (53.3)15 (36.6)< 0.001
Satisfied issues
 Patients’ Isolation room92 (73.0)113 (55.7)22 (55.0)0.005
 Visitor’s rules to hospitalized TB patients59 (46.8)75 (36.9)22 (55.0)0.048
 Windows at patients’ room60 (47.6)81 (39.9)9 (22.5)0.019
 UV lights in place and routinely used60 (47.6)99 (48.8)14 (35.0)0.278
 Fans and opening windows in TB patients’ rooms46 (36.5)69 (34.0)7 (17.5)0.075
Air filters in TB patients’ rooms
 Routine TB screening for healthcare professionals64 (50.8)98 (48.3)17 (42.5)0.657
 Sputum collecting box/corner for suspected TB patients37 (29.6)73 (36.0)13 (32.5)0.509
 Aeration system of rooms for TB patients and consultation66 (52.4)85 (41.9)12 (30.0)0.027
Feeling any barriers for implementing TB infection control activities in the hospital   0.043
 Agree60 (44.8)111 (48.3)16 (39.0) 
 Disagree67 (50.0)108 (47.0)18 (43.9) 
 Neither agree/disagree7 (5.2)11 (4.8)7 (17.1) 
  1. SD Standard deviation, TB Tuberculosis