:: Volume 22, Issue 2 (6-2014) ::
sjimu 2014, 22(2): 112-117 Back to browse issues page
The Study of bacterial contamination status of bank ATM keyboards in Shahrekord
M Nori, T Hashemi, V Koti, M Sedehi, S Borujen 1
1- , borjian_s37@skums.ac.ir
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Background: The objects used by human are contamination by different kinds of microorganisms. Contaminated objects functions as sources of spreading diseases. As ATM banking machines are of the most common materials of everyday life, thus this study aims to determine bacterial contamination of bank ATM keyboards. Materials and methods: in this cross-sectional study, 59 ATM banking machines in the city of Shahrekord were chosen by cluster sampling. Collecting data from ATM keyboards was conducted by sterile swab. Laboratory experiment method was used to determine type and amount of bacteria contamination. Then, the data was analyzed by spss16 software through T-Test, K2. Findings: The findings indicated that all the samples under study were positive regarding to the existence of pathogen bacteria and higher percentage of samples were polluted by the fecal bacteria. There was a significant relationship between the existence and lack of existence of plastic cover. (p< 0.001) Discussion and Conclusion: Due to the remarkable quantity of bacterial contamination on the ATM banking machines keyboards, training observing individual hygiene to the user via mass media or by sticking hygienic messages besides ATM can prevent from spreading some diseases. In addition, it is logical to remove plastic cover in that it increases contamination itself.
Keywords: bacterial contamination, ATM banking machines, micro organism
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: public health
Received: 2013/09/1 | Accepted: 2014/03/8 | Published: 2014/06/23

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