Hospital workers’ experiences with and attitudes towards antimicrobial resistance.
Type of assignment:
Internal or external?:
Maximum number of students:
Individual collecting of data?
Type of research:
Literature study + Quantitative survey analysis
Description of the assignment:
This assignment is part of an ongoing PhD study, which aims at supporting healthcare workers (HCW) to limit antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in hospitals. Therefore, an online survey was held within Dutch and German hospitals, to understand barriers and needs that HCW experience in their AMR-related work. The survey included questions about HCW’ experiences with and attitudes towards AMR and related hospital processes. This assignment will focus on analysing the survey results (e.g. descriptive statistics, comparing various function groups or factor analysis to improve/discuss theories used for survey), and performing an additional literature study. This literature study could for example focus on psychological theories for AMR related hospital processes (e.g. prescribing antibiotics, differences in attitudes between doctors and nurses, etc.). The scope of the literature study will be determined by the student and researchers.
Who are we looking for? :
A student who:
· is enthusiastic about hospital processes and healthcare workers;
· thinks critically and has analytical skills (use of at least SPSS/Excel);
· can work independently.
What are we offering?:
An assignment in an ongoing PhD research project.
https://www.utwente.nl/en/bms/ehealth/research/persuasive-health-technology/main-research-projects/#societal-health (Project “EurHealth-1Health: Supporting healthcare workers to limit antibiotic resistance in hospitals”)
Dutch proficiency not required.