Amna Bajwa, Minahil Athar, Sara Shahid, Sikandar Ali Bajwa
Background: Hepatitis-B refers to an acute systemic infection which is a result of Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) with long term complexities such as liver cancer, liver failure, and hepatocellular carcinoma. Objective: The objective of this research was to determine the awareness level of nurses about the preventive measures and threat of the Hepatitis-B. Methods: We carried out this cross-sectional research at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Lahore (September 2017 to July 2018). The research population consisted n a total of 330 nurses which were selected randomly. All the participants volunteered themselves for the research by filling a self-administered questionnaire. Confidence Interval was 95% (T-Test), SPSS was used for data analysis by employing bivariate correlations. Results: The research outcomes suggest that Hepatitis-B preventive intended behavior has an inverse relation with age (r = - 0.115); whereas, it was significantly associated with the perceived side effects threat (r = 0.341). Behavior intention and higher education were correlated for Hepatitis-B preventive behavior (P-Value < 0.013). Conclusion: In the light of research outcomes; we can presume that implementation and designing of the educational programs for an enhanced level of seriousness are helpful to develop better Hepatitis-B preventive behavior among nurses. Keyword: Nurse, Hepatitis B, Behavior, Perceived Threat, Inverse, Significant and Complexities.