Table 2

Response of HCWs to each question that assess their knowledge about PEP in Gondar University Hospital, 2012
Knowledge questions Responses Frequency (%)
Heard about PEP Yes 181 (92.8)
No 14 (7.2)
From what source you got the information? Training 95 (48.7)
Mass media 10 (5.1)
Friends 63 (32.3)
Journals 6 (3.1)
Other 7 (3.6)
Multiple answer 14 (7.2)
When do you think PEP should be indicated? When the source patient is at high risk for HIV 35 (17.9)
When the patient is known to be HIV positive 54 (27.7)
When the HIV status of the source is unknown 29 (14.9)
For any needle stick injury in the work place 30 (15.4)
Multiple answer 47 (24.1)
What is the maximum delay to take PEP? 24 hour 19 (9.7)
48 hour 17 (8.7)
72 hour 141 (72.3)
12 hour 18 (9.2)
What is the preferable time to take PEP? Within an hour 99 (50.8)
After 6 hour of exposure 34 (17.4)
After 12 hour of exposure 13 (6.7)
After 72 hour of exposure 49 (25.1)
What is the Effectiveness of PEP? 100% 23 (11.8)
80-100% 118 (60.5)
60-70% 45 (23.1)
30-50% 7 (3.6)
20-30% 2 (1.0)
What is the length of time to take PEP? For 28 days 142 (72.8)
For 40 days 32 (16.4)
For six moths 18 (9.2)
For life time 3 (1.5)
Have you attend any training about PEP? Yes 127 (65.1)
NO 68 (34.9)
Do you know about the PEP guideline? Yes 86 (44.1)
NO 53 (27.2)
I do not know 56 (28.7)

Mathewos et al.

Mathewos et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:508   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-508

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