Assessment of Surgical Site Infections from Signs & Symptoms of the Wound and Associated Factors in Public Hospitals of Hodeidah City, Yemen

Nasser, Abdulsalam M. A.; Zhang, Prof. Xinping; Yang, Lianping; Sawafta, Fares J.; Salah, Bassam
March 2013
International Journal of Applied Science & Technology;Mar2013, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p101
Academic Journal
The objective of this paper is to assess surgical site infections (SSI's) from signs &symptoms of the wound and associated factors in public hospitals of Hodeidah City, Yemen. This paper was conducted using cross-sectional analyses. A sample of 300 cases of patients was randomly selected. A structured questionnaire was prepared to collect data from patients. SPSS was employed to analyze data and univariate and multiple logistic regressions to reflect the socio-demographic characteristics of the cases and factors associated with (SSI's). The paper revealed that (34%) of the patients suffered from infection, and (66%) did not suffered from infection. The binary logistic regression showed that "age", "other diseases", "Problems with the healing of the wound" and "discharge from wound" (P=0.0006, P=0.0066, P<.0001, P<.0001 respectively) were associated with (SSI's). The paper also revealed that (SSI's) are widely spread in public hospitals especially in surgical wards and a number of existing associated factors.


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