International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online) 10.30845/ijast

Assessment of Surgical Site Infections from Signs & Symptoms of the Wound and Associated Factors in Public Hospitals of Hodeidah City, Yemen
Abdulsalam M. A. Nasser, Prof. Xinping Zhang, Lianping Yang, Fares J. Sawafta, Bassam Salah, Abdulsalam M.A.Nasser., Prof. Dr. Xinping Zhang

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 chosen. 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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