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Investigating the Effective Factors of Using Personal Protective Equipment from the Perspective of Nurses Caring for COVID-19 Patients: A Cross-Sectional Study

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(2021) Investigating the Effective Factors of Using Personal Protective Equipment from the Perspective of Nurses Caring for COVID-19 Patients: A Cross-Sectional Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. p. 9.

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Abstract

Considering the importance of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for preventing COVID-19 transmission, the aim of this study was to investigate the factors affecting the use of PPE from the perspective of the nurses caring for COVID-19 patients. This descriptive cross-sectional study surveyed 240 nurses working in the central COVID-19 hospitals of Arak, Iran. Nurses were enrolled in the study by a convenience sampling method. The data collection tool was a validated questionnaire. Data were analyzed by SPSS 16 software using descriptive statistics, analysis of variance (ANOVA), and independent sample t-test. Environmental (4.24 +/- 0.45), personal (4.16 +/- 0.42), and organizational (4.04 +/- 0.50) factors all contribute significantly to nursing attitudes about PPE use (p < 0.05). The average score, combining all identified factors, was 4.15 +/- 0.31. The most influential factor contributing to appropriate use of PPE was environmental, while the least impactful parameters were related to rules and regulations. Environmental factors have the greatest impact on the use of PPE from the perspective of the nurses caring for patients with COVID-19. Managers and healthcare organizations should provide appropriate and adequate PPE to nurses, educate them on proper use, and monitor the process to resolve barriers.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail
Mokhtari, R.UNSPECIFIED
Safdari, A.UNSPECIFIED
Hekmatpou, D.UNSPECIFIED
Sahebi, A.UNSPECIFIED
Moayedi, S.UNSPECIFIED
Torres, M.UNSPECIFIED
Golitaleb, M.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: COVID-19 personal protection equipment (PPE) nurse protective equipment health-care workers south-korea coronavirus outbreak sars ppe Environmental Sciences & Ecology Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
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Page Range: p. 9
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 18
Number: 15
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18157882
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/3590

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