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Research Article - Journal of Public Health Policy and Planning (2019) Volume 3, Issue 2

Study on awareness of "Go Green Hospital Initiative" among healthcare personnel with a view to prepare an informational leaflet

Introduction: The “Go Green Initiative” was supported in 2002 in Pleasanton, California by Jill Buck, that is currently the biggest quickest growing comprehensive environmental education program in the world1. Going green means being friendly to the environment; saving our environment. It is all about making a campus wide culture of conservation, learning to save local energy, water, and waste and food systems. It can raise quality care, the quality of life and promote cost effective care. The aim of the study was to assess the awareness of healthcare personnel on “Go Green Hospital Initiative” and to find the association of awareness of “Go Green Hospital Initiative” with baseline variables. Methodology: A descriptive survey design was carried out in multispecialty hospital tertiary hospital, Mangaluru. Convenient sampling technique was used to select 180 healthcare personnel with more than one month experience in their respective field. The instruments used were baseline proforma and semi structured questionnaire on Go Green Hospital Initiative. Reliability of the tool was 0.9 checked by spilt half method. Results: Upon testing the knowledge of the participants, it was found that most of the subjects (54%) secured an average score; 32% had a good score; 13% had poor score and only 0.5% scored had an excellent mark. There was no association between awareness on Go-Green Hospital Initiative and baseline variables Conclusion: The findings emphasize an extensive need to evaluate the awareness of Go Green hospital Initiative in the respective hospital.

Author(s): Jisha Mol Joseph, Bonnie Bella Pyngrope, Raina Jose, Darryl Aranha, Pramila D' Souza

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