FOOD SAFETY KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICES OF NURSING STUDENTS


Sanlier N., Bilici S., Celik B., Memis E.

ITALIAN JOURNAL OF FOOD SCIENCE, vol.24, no.1, pp.86-93, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Name: ITALIAN JOURNAL OF FOOD SCIENCE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.86-93
  • Keywords: attitudes, food safety, hygiene, knowledge, nurse, practices, MULTISTATE SURVEY, ATTITUDES, PERCEPTIONS, BEHAVIORS, AWARENESS, RISK, CONSUMPTION, CONSUMERS, ILLNESS, FEMALE
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The aim of the study was to evaluate the perception of food safety knowledge of 662 nursing students (629 females, 33 males) aged between 18 and 26. A statistically significant correlation was found between food hygiene, personal/kitchen hygiene knowledge, food handling practices, food safety attitudes, and total score (p<0.01). The female students' food safety knowledge, personal/kitchen hygiene knowledge, food handling practices, and total scores relating to food safety scored significantly higher than those of males (p<0.01). Results strongly emphasize the need for basic education in food safety throughout the nursing course.