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Document ID (ISN)106375
CIS number 07-463
ISSN - Serial title 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Shah S.F., Bener A., Al-Kaabi S., Al Khal A.L., Samson S.
Title The epidemiology of needle stick injuries among health care workers in a newly developed country
Bibliographic information June 2006, Vol.44, No.5, p.387-394. 25 ref.
Abstract The main objective of the study was to characterize the epidemiology of needle-stick injuries (NSI) occurring during 2001 among health care workers (HCWs) of a hospital group in Qatar. Of the 1274 HCWs who were approached to participate in this study, 1022 workers responded to a questionnaire that included variables on age, socio-demographic data and immunization history (response rate 80.2%). Findings are discussed. The study revealed a NSI prevalence of 21%, with the risk of blood borne virus transmission.
Descriptors (primary) Qatar; health care personnel; hospitals; needle-stick injuries
Descriptors (secondary) safety consciousness; infectious hepatitis; questionnaire survey; frequency rates; safe working methods; vaccination; biological hazards
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceQatar
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Viral diseases (other than aids)
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases