Analysis of needlestick injuries and depression among medical staff

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To investigate needlestick injuries and depression among the female medical staff in a city district” Yuan et al (2019).

Abstract:

Objective: To investigate needlestick injuries and depression among the female medical staff in a city district.

Methods: Using cross-sectional survey methods, female medical staff from selected sixteen hospitals voluntarily participated in questionnaire survey on APP of mobile phone. They Data were uploaded assessment platform, saved by Excel, and analysed by SPSS 22.0 statistical software.

Results: The lasted year, Incidence of needlestick injuries was 11.28%. Incidence of needlestick injuries was respectively 5.2%, 9.1% and 16.3% in Class-I hospital, Second-class Hospital and three levels of hospitals(χ(2)=28.900, P<0.01). And 6.3% Resting no more than 10 days of Incidence of needlestick injuries was 12.5%, others was 6.3%.Night shift no more than 5 days of Incidence of needlestick injuries was 8.5%, others was 15.1%. The rate of not less than 14 of BDI was respectively 18.6%, 29.1% and 32.7% in Class-I hospital, Second-class Hospital and three levels of hospitals (χ(2)=23.843, P<0.01). In recent one year, the rate of medical staff who have taken annual leave less than 10 days and higher than 10 days scoring over 14 in the Beck(Beck depression inventory, BDI) survey are respectively 29.1% and 17.8% (χ(2)=10.710, P<0.01). In recent one year, the rate of medical staff who worked in night shift less than 5 days and higher than 5 days each month scoring over 14 in the Beck survey are respectively 23.5% and 31.7%(χ(2)=8.886, P<0.01). In recent one year, the rate of medical staff who had needle injury and non-needle injury scoring over 14 in the Beck survey are respectively 35% and 25%(χ(2)=4.782, P<0.05). Conclusion: The needle injury rate, high score rate in Beck survey among the medical staff increased when the level of the hospital they worked for increased. Medical staff should improve their method of rest.

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Reference:

Yuan, W.J., Sun, L.G. and Wang, Z. (2019) Analysis of needlestick injuries and depression among the female medical staff in a city district in 2018. Zhonghua Lao Dong Wei Sheng Zhi Ye Bing Za Zhi. 37(6), p.443-445. doi: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.1001-9391.2019.06.009. .

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