Medical laboratory staff satisfaction and their perspective on the role of health institutions to combat COVID-19 pandemic

Posted on 23.06.2022 - 12:10
Objective

To assess the facilities and challenges encountered in the clinical laboratories, satisfaction of the medical laboratory staff (MLS) toward their profession and their views on the role of related health institutions during the first wave of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in Nepal.

Methods

A web-based cross-sectional study was conducted among registered MLS in Nepal. Data were collected using a structured self-reported questionnaire on the Google Docs platform.

Results

A total of 301 respondents were enrolled in the study; of which 180 were male and 121 were female. Of the 301 respondents, a lack of infrastructure was reported by 241 (80.1%), a lack of skill development training by 204 (67.8%), limited availability of diagnostics kits by 151 (50.2%), overburdened by the workload by 142 (47.2%) and difficulty in sample management by 129 (42.9%). A total of 244 of 301 respondents (81.1%) believed that stakeholder institutions should collaborate with the government during the pandemic. The level of satisfaction during the pandemic (130 of 301; 43.19%) was found to have decreased compared with before the pandemic (203 of 301; 67.4%).

Conclusion

MLS were not fully satisfied with the available resources during the pandemic.

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Basnet, Buddha Bahadur; Satyal, Deepa; Pandit, Roshan; Maharjan, Anjila; Karki, Rashmi; Mishra, Shyam Kumar; et al. (2022): Medical laboratory staff satisfaction and their perspective on the role of health institutions to combat COVID-19 pandemic. SAGE Journals. Collection. https://doi.org/10.25384/SAGE.c.6060908.v1
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