Seroprevalence of Hepatitis B Virus Infection among Nursing Students in Karachi

Authors

  • Javid Ali Ismail Nursing Institute, Swat
  • Mahboob Ali College of Nursing Liaquatabad Karachi
  • Khalilullah Swat Medical College Swat
  • Rasheed Ahmed Khan College of Nursing Liaquatabad Karachi
  • Abdul Nasir College of Nursing Liaquatabad Karachi
  • Faridullah Ismail Nursing Institute Matta, Swat
  • Shahida Khan Qadri College of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan

Keywords:

Prevalence, Hepatitis B virus, Nursing students, Pakistan

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To determine the prevalence of hepatitis B virus infection among nursing students.

METHODOLOGY

We conducted a cross-sectional study in eight nursing schools (Four private and Four public) in Karachi and selected randomly 25 diploma nursing students from each school of nursing. Venous blood was obtained from nursing students and was serologically tested using the ICT (Immunochromatographic Technique) method. A questionnaire form was used to obtain data related to the socio-demographic characteristics of the participants. Data was analyzed using SPSS version 21.

RESULTS

 A total of 200 student nurses participated in this research study. Out of 200 student nurses in the study, 113 (56.5 %) were male, and 87(43.5 %) were female, 82 (41 %) . 1 % of the nursing students were serologically positive for HBV.

CONCLUSION

Health care workers are at high risk of getting viral hepatitis. A program for education about occupational risk factors and regular blood screening must be implemented in all healthcare setups of Karachi to reduce the burden of HBV infection.

Author Biographies

Javid Ali, Ismail Nursing Institute, Swat

Principal,
Ismail Nursing Institute, Swat

Mahboob Ali, College of Nursing Liaquatabad Karachi

Clinical Instructor,
College of Nursing Liaquatabad Karachi

Khalilullah, Swat Medical College Swat

Assistant Professor,
Swat Medical College Swat

Rasheed Ahmed Khan, College of Nursing Liaquatabad Karachi

Clinical Instructor,
College of Nursing Liaquatabad Karachi

Abdul Nasir, College of Nursing Liaquatabad Karachi

Nursing Instructor,
College of Nursing Liaquatabad Karachi

Faridullah, Ismail Nursing Institute Matta, Swat

Co-ordinator,
Ismail Nursing Institute Matta, Swat

Shahida Khan, Qadri College of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan

Assistant Professor,
Qadri College of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan

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Published

2022-12-12

How to Cite

Ali, J. ., Ali, M. ., Khalilullah, Khan, R. A. ., Nasir, A. ., Faridullah, & Khan, S. (2022). Seroprevalence of Hepatitis B Virus Infection among Nursing Students in Karachi. Journal of Farkhanda Institute of Nursing And Public Health (JFINPH), 2(2), 41–45. Retrieved from https://jfinph.org.pk/index.php/jfinph/article/view/71