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"In the present study, some personal traits affecting the occurrence of needlestick injuries were identified" Majdabadi et al (2022).
Unsafe behaviour and needlestick injury

Abstract:

This study was aimed to investigate the effect of emotional intelligence and some personality traits on safe behavior and needle stick injuries among the nurses. This cross-sectional study was performed on 200 nursing staff of a hospital in Iran. To collect data, individuals were asked to complete several questionnaires, including demographic questionnaire, domain-specific risk-taking questionnaire, Rosenberg self-confidence questionnaire, Buss-Perry aggression questionnaire, Goleman emotional intelligence questionnaire, and safe behavior questionnaire. Also, the number of needlestick injuries in the participants was extracted from their medical records. Data were analyzed using the SPSS software (version 22), and path analysis was performed using AMOS software. The prevalence of needle stick injuries in the subjects was estimated by 45.5 percent. The results showed that increasing risk-taking, increasing aggression, decreasing self-confidence, and decreasing emotional intelligence reduced safe behavior and increased the number of needle injuries (P < 0.001). In the present study, some personal traits affecting the occurrence of needlestick injuries were identified. It is recommended that people without these negative traits are applied in dangerous occupations with a high probability of needle stick injuries.

Reference:

Majdabadi MA, Yazdanirad S, Yarahmadi R, Abolghasemi J, Ebrahimi H. The impact of emotional intelligence and personality traits on the occurrence of unsafe behaviors and needle stick injuries among the nurses. Heliyon. 2022 May 30;8(6):e09584. doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2022.e09584. PMID: 35928434; PMCID: PMC9344315.