Korean J Adult Nurs.  2013 Aug;25(4):422-431.

Effects of an Infection Prevention Education Program in Infant and Child for Married Immigrant Vietnamese Women

  • 1Department of Nursing, Graduate School of Ajou University, Suwon, Korea.
  • 2Department of Nursing, Gwangju University, Gwangju, Korea. eykim@gwangju.ac.kr


This study was conducted to examine the impact of infection prevention program on the knowledge and performance among married Vietnamese immigrant women an infant or child.
A non-equivalent control group pretest-posttest design was used. Participants were 53 Vietnamese women with an infant or a child in G city. The treatment (n=25) received an infection prevention program series that included eight sessions over a four week period with four time through telephone interviews a weekly intervals. Data were collected between October 26 and December 14, 2012, and were analyzed Chi-square, t-test, and repeated measure analysis of variance with SPSS/WIN 18.0.
The treatment group reported significantly higher scores in infection prevention knowledge (F=43.98, p<.001) and infection prevention performance (F-92.61, p<.001) at four and eight weeks following the treatment as compared to the control group.
Results suggest that an infection prevention program is beneficial in increasing knowledge and performance to prevent infection.

MeSH Terms

Asian Continental Ancestry Group
Emigrants and Immigrants
Infection Control


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