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Healthcare workers' compliance with universal precautions in Turkey

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dc.contributor.author Hosoglu, S.
dc.contributor.author Akalın, Şerife
dc.contributor.author Sunbul, M.
dc.contributor.author Otkun, M.
dc.contributor.author Ozturk, R.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-16T12:02:39Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-16T12:02:39Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.issn 0306-9877
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/11499/5812
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mehy.2011.09.007
dc.description.abstract Blood-borne pathogens (BBP) represent remarkable occupational risks for healthcare workers (HCWs). Avoiding occupational blood exposure is a basis of prevention of the blood-borne pathogens (BBP). The effectiveness of the prevention strategies depends on the compliance and adherence to the program by healthcare-facility personnel. The aim of this study was to evaluate Turkish HCWs' compliance with Universal Precautions (UP). An analytic, cross-sectional, countrywide survey study was performed in hospital settings, (n = 5145) in 30 hospitals in 19 cities. In total, 1726 of the 5143 (33.6%) participants' behaviors were accepted as satisfactory for compliance with UP. The hepatitis knowledge levels of 2,650 (51.5%) participants were found to be satisfactory. In the multivariate analysis, working at a surgical site (P = 0.004), living in a rich region (P =.007) and the existence of a health office for HCWs (p =.000) were found to be contributor factors for HCWs' compliance with UP. Conversely, being a nurse (P =.000) and HBV/HCV carrier status (P =.039) were significant preventing predictors for HCWs' compliance with UP. Along with the other well-known predictive factors, regional economic status and a health office for HCWs are contributors for compliance with UP. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Medical Hypotheses en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/closedAccess en_US
dc.subject adult en_US
dc.subject article en_US
dc.subject bloodborne bacterium en_US
dc.subject compliance (physical) en_US
dc.subject cross-sectional study en_US
dc.subject female en_US
dc.subject health care personnel en_US
dc.subject health survey en_US
dc.subject hepatitis en_US
dc.subject hospital hygiene en_US
dc.subject human en_US
dc.subject major clinical study en_US
dc.subject male en_US
dc.subject nurse en_US
dc.subject professional knowledge en_US
dc.subject satisfaction en_US
dc.subject social status en_US
dc.subject Turkey (republic) en_US
dc.subject universal precaution en_US
dc.subject Cross-Sectional Studies en_US
dc.subject Guideline Adherence en_US
dc.subject Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice en_US
dc.subject Health Personnel en_US
dc.subject Hepatitis en_US
dc.subject Humans en_US
dc.subject Logistic Models en_US
dc.subject Questionnaires en_US
dc.subject Socioeconomic Factors en_US
dc.subject Turkey en_US
dc.subject Universal Precautions en_US
dc.title Healthcare workers' compliance with universal precautions in Turkey en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.volume 77 en_US
dc.identifier.issue 6 en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1079
dc.identifier.startpage 1079 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 1082 en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.mehy.2011.09.007
dc.relation.publicationcategory Makale - Uluslararası Hakemli Dergi - Kurum Öğretim Elemanı en_US
dc.identifier.pmid 21963357 en_US
dc.identifier.scopus 2-s2.0-80755153629 en_US
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000297400600037 en_US

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