Association between Socio-demographics of Nurses and their Knowledge about Hospital Waste Management in Tertiary Care Hospital Lahore

Hospital Waste Management in Tertiary Care Hospital


  • Tuba Waheed SACON Institute of Health Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Aqsa Aslam SACON Institute of Health Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Maryam Islam SACON Institute of Health Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Saima Kousar SACON Institute of Health Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Nargis Rehman SACON Institute of Health Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan



Waste Management, Tertiary Care Hospital, Knowledge, Nurses, Pakistan


The management of healthcare waste is very important due to the possible environmental dangers and threats to public health. Additionally, the direct exposure and handling of waste can results in disastrous events. Therefore, health care professionals should handle it carefully because majority of professionals does not give it importance to follow all the steps of waste management. Objective: To assess association between socio- demographics of nurses and knowledge about hospital waste management in Tertiary Care Hospital Lahore. Methods: A quantitative correlational study design was used for this study. The setting of study was Mayo Hospital Lahore. The study was completed in 3-month after approval of Ethical Research Committee. Sample size of 110 cases was calculated with 95% confidence interval. Data were collected by using Self developed demographic form and Knowledge Scale. Data were analyzed using SPSS version 24.0. Results: The result showed that among 110, the most of the participants are the age group of 31-40 years. Out of 110, majority of the participants (93.6%) are married. The study findings revealed that about 80(86.5%) participants had poor knowledge about hospital waste management and only 30(13.5%) nurses had good knowledge. Additionally, there was a statistically significant relationship between nurses’ knowledge and their age, marital status, and qualification. Conclusions: It was concluded that majority of participants had poor knowledge regarding waste management. The knowledge of participants about waste management had statistically significant relationship with age, marital status, and qualification.


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DOI: 10.54393/pjhs.v4i08.966
Published: 2023-08-31

How to Cite

Waheed, T., Aslam, A., Islam, M., Kousar, S., & Rehman, N. (2023). Association between Socio-demographics of Nurses and their Knowledge about Hospital Waste Management in Tertiary Care Hospital Lahore: Hospital Waste Management in Tertiary Care Hospital. Pakistan Journal of Health Sciences, 4(08), 20–24.



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