:: Volume 22, Issue 2 (6-2014) ::
sjimu 2014, 22(2): 104-111 Back to browse issues page
Effectiveness of educational intervention on behavioral promotion in health care workers of Ilam province regarding injury prevention in2012.
Reza Jorvand1, Farkhondeh Aminshokravi 2, Zinab Ghazanfari1
1- Ilam University
2- Tarbiat Modares University , Aminsh_F@modares.ac.ir
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Abstract Background: The incidence of sharps injuries in Iran is high and therefore health care workers are at a higher risk for three major diseases, AIDS, hepatitis B and C, that are blood born diseases. This study aimed to investigate the promotional impact of educational intervention on behaviors of health care workers in Ilam province regading sharps injury prevention in 2012. Materials and Methods: In this quasi-experimental intervention study, 66 healthcare workers in health centers in the city of Dehloran (as the experimental group) and Abdanan (as the control group) were enrolled. The data were collected by a questionnaire completed by the participants, after the approval of its validity and reliability in two previous steps, and one month before the educational intervention. SPSS19 software was used to analyze the data using appropriate statistical methods. Results: The mean difference between knowledge and attitude scores after the intervention in the experimental and control groups was significant. Number of injuries, a month before the intervention in both groups was five cases (15.15 %) while one month after the intervention it reduced to just one case (3.03 %) in the experimental group and four cases (12/12 %) in the control group. Conclusion: the design and implementation of an educational program for reducing injuries from sharps is beneficial. Keywords: Injuries caused by needles, training intervention, health care workers, prevention
Keywords: Injuries caused by needles, Intervention, Healthcare workers, Preventive behavior
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Health Education
Received: 2013/09/27 | Accepted: 2014/03/8 | Published: 2014/06/18


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