Investigating the Factors Influencing the Behavior of Health Care Workers for Needle Stick Injury (NSI)

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Aim: Injury from needle is one of the main ways of transmitting blood diseases in the medical staff. Prevention and reduction of such diseases side effects have been emphasized by the Health Ministry. This study aimed to investigate factors influencing the behavior of the Elam city medical staff when working with sharps instruments. Methods: In a cross-sectional study, using a census method, all healthcare staff working in the health centers of Abdanan Dehloran city (total n=66) after providing written informed consent were enrolled. Data were gathered by a questionnaire. After verifying the validity and reliability, the data were collected, and analyzed using SPSS19 and descriptive statistics, Chi-square and t-test. Findings: 59% of the participants were male; 80% were married; 62% had academic educations, and 47% worked in the nursing and injection sections. The mean scores of knowledge and attitude of the participants were 3.1±1.38 and 1.7±4.1, respectively, and just 13.4% of the subjects had not reported control tests and injury events. Conclusion: Knowledge, attitudes and practices of the medical staff of injuries from sharp objects are not desirable. it seems that empowering the staff through theoretical and practical training is proper solution in this regard.


Personal factors , Behavior , Injury from sharp objects


Reza Jorvand

M.Sc. of Health Education, Department of Health Promotion, Faculty of Health, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran

Farkhonde Amin-Shokravi

Associate Professor, Department of Health Education & Health Promotion, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

Zeinab Ghazanfari

Associate Professor, Department of Health Promotion, Faculty of Health, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran

Kazemieh Sadeghi Rad

M.Sc. Student of Community Health Nursing, Department of Clinical, Health and Treatment Center of Dehloran, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran