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Paper Title: Nurses` Adherence to Multi-Dose Vial policy (MDVP) in Lufwanyama District, Zambia.
Unique Id: IJSDR2303059
Published In: Volume 8 Issue 3, March-2023
Abstract: Introduction - World Health Organisation revised the policy statement on multi-dose vials in 2014. The policy allows certain vaccines that contain preservatives to be reused for up to 28 days after opening, as long as storage and proper handling conditions are met. However, vaccines without preservatives such as BCG and Measles should be discarded within 6 hours of reconstitution or at the end of a vaccination session, whichever comes first. This policy has reduced vaccine wastage and contamination in the countries and areas where there is good adherence to it. However, in the past three years, statistics in Lufwanyama district of the Copperbelt province in Zambia has shown the rise in vaccine wastage rate. Hence, this study aimed at determining the level of adherence to Multi Dose Vial Policy among nurses in Lufwanyama district and its associated factors. Methodology - The research utilised quantitative method and a cross-sectional Analytical study design, it was conducted in Lufwanyama district which had a total number of 155 nurses. A sample of 109 nurses was drawn using simple random sampling with the response rate of 86% (94) respondents. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data which was analysed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 20. Findings - The study findings revealed that the level of adherence to MDVP among nurses in Lufwanyama district was low (35%, 33) and very few (36%, 34) respondents had high level knowledge on MDVP. The study also revealed that half (50%, 47) of the study respondents completely lacked mentorship while a little more than a quarter (27%, 25) had inadequate mentorship on MDVP or immunisation guidelines. Conclusion: The study concluded that knowledge (P< = 0.00), attitude (P, <= 0.05) and work experience (p<= 0.02) were statistically significant and contributed to poor adherence to MDVP among nurses in Lufwanyama district of Copperbelt province in Zambia.
Keywords: Multi Dose Vial Policy, Vaccine Wastage rate, Adherence, Mentorship, Preservatives.
Cite Article: "Nurses` Adherence to Multi-Dose Vial policy (MDVP) in Lufwanyama District, Zambia.", International Journal of Science & Engineering Development Research (www.ijsdr.org), ISSN:2455-2631, Vol.8, Issue 3, page no.377 - 387, March-2023, Available :http://www.ijsdr.org/papers/IJSDR2303059.pdf
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Published In: Volume 8 Issue 3, March-2023
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