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Title: Risk perception and precautions taken by health care workers for HIV infection in haemodialysis units in Egypt
Authors: Kabbash, I.A.
El Sayed, N.M.
Al Nawawy, A.N.
El S. Abou Salem, M.
El Deek, B.
Hassan, N.M.
Issue Date: 2007
Language: English
Abstract: A cross - sectional study was made in 32 haemodialysis units in the Nile delta, Egypt to evaluate knowledge and practices towards risk of HIV infection by 317 health care workers. Exposure to injury was reported by 48.6% in the previous year. Significantly more workers in government units needle-stick than in private units had good knowledge of bloodborne infections, universal blood precautions and safe disposal of contaminated items, and recognized asymptomatic HIV patients as a risk. Previous training, but not years of experience, influenced knowledge. Despite good knowledge, the performance of health workers was poor for universal blood precautions, and was worse in private haemodialysis units
Description: 392-407
Keywords: Health Personnel
Occupational Exposure
Cross-Sectional Studies
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Universal Precautions
Infection Control
Hemodialysis Units, Hospital
Subject: HIV Infections
ISSN: 1020-3397
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