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Asadpour M, Ghofranipour F, Eftekhar Ardebili H, Niknami S, Hajizadeh E. Compliance with Standard Precautions among Nursing Care Workers. JRUMS. 2012; 11 (1) :85-92
URL: http://journal.rums.ac.ir/article-1-3210-en.html

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Background and Objectives: Healthcare workers are at risk for occupational exposure to blood-borne pathogens, including hepatitis B virus and human immunodeficiency virus via blood or bodily fluids. Accordingly, the standard precautions should be implemented in health-threatening circumstances. The purpose of this study was to improving compliance with the standard precautions among nursing care workers in the hospitals of Rafsanjan city.

Materials and Methods: In this quasi-experimental study, all 91 hospital nurses working at the hospitals of Rafsanjan city were included. Pre-designed questionnaires were distributed to the participants before, shortly after and 6 months after the training courses presented as group discussion, problem-based learning,  pamphlets and booklets. Data was analyzed by Friedman and repeated measure ANOVA.

Results: Results showed that the mean age of the participants was 35.93±7.91. The mean scores of knowledge related to the standard precautions before, shortly after and 6 month after the training intervention were 22.60±3.16, 26.05±1.28 and 26.17±1.15 respectively.  Mean scores of attitude for these three time series were 44.28±4.41, 50.84±3.98 and 50.93±3.79 and finally these values for the compliance behavior were 30.77±4.84, 33.26±2.17 and 33.41±2.25 respectively.

Conclusion: The results showed that training intervention had a positive effect on knowledge, attitude and compliance behavior of the nurses regarding the standard precautions. These findings may be applicable for development of similar training programs.

Key words: Promotion of behavior, Standard precaution, Nursing care workers, Educational intervention

Funding: This study was supported by Research institute for Islamic & Complementry Medicine of Tehran University of Medical Sciences.

Conflict of interest: None declared.

Ethical approval: The Ethics Committee of Research institute for Islamic & Complementry Medicine of Tehran University of Medical Sciences approved the study.

How to cite this article: Asadpour M, Ghofranipour F, Eftekhar Ardebili H, Niknami Sh, Hajizadeh E. Compliance with Standard Precautions among Nursing Care Workers: Short Repor. J Rafsanjan Univ Med scie 2012; 11(1): 85-92. [Farsi]

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Environmental Health
Received: 2016/03/12 | Accepted: 2016/03/12 | Published: 2016/03/12

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