Evaluation of trait anxiety levels between exposed and non-exposed health care workers to needle stick in Isfahan Al-Zahra hospital
Background and Objective: Injury with contaminated sharp devices like needles has Â the great potential occupational risk factor in health care workers (HCWs). Aim of this study was to Â evaluate trait anxiety level between exposed and non-exposed HCWs to needle stick.
Methodology: This present case-control study was performed on 48 exposed (case) and 48 non-exposed (control) HCWs. The self-reporting of trait anxiety in HCWs was determined by State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) Â Cases group were exposed to needle stick one month ago and control group were not exposed to needle stick since Â last two year ago.
Result: Independent t-test showed that mean scores of trait anxiety between two groups (exposed and non-exposed health care workers to needle stick) did not Â have a significant difference. But trait anxiety level was higher in case group compared to control group. Independent t-test also revealed that control group had a more experience than case group significantly (p < 0.001).
Conclusion: Base on these results one Â can conclude that trait anxiety level is equal between exposed and non-exposed to needle stick HCWs. It seemed that trait anxiety as a psychological factor had not effective parameter on exposure to needle stick in the case group.
How to cite this:Azmoon H, Dehghan H, Pourabdian S. Evaluation of trait anxiety levels between exposed and non-exposed health care workers to needle stick in Isfahan Al-Zahra hospital. Pak J Med Sci 2013;29(1)Suppl:351-353. Â Â doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12669/pjms.291(Suppl).3532
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