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Underreporting of needlestick injuries among healthcare providers in iran: A systematic review and meta-analysis

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(2017) Underreporting of needlestick injuries among healthcare providers in iran: A systematic review and meta-analysis. HAYAT. pp. 201-213. ISSN 17352215 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Background & Aim: Needlestick injuries (NSIs) are a serious occupational hazard for health care providers and nurses that are often not reported for various reasons. Several studies have reported a different rate of this great challenge. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to estimate the prevalence of under-reporting of NSIs in healthcare providers in Iran. Methods & Materials: By searching national and international databases including SID, Magiran, Google Scholar, IranMedex, Science Direct, PubMed and Scopus, 19 published articles were extracted. Data analysis was carried out through the random-effects model, and heterogeneity was investigated by I2 index. The data were analyzed using the Stata software version 12.0. Results: The rate of non-reporting of NSIs in 19 relevant articles in Iran with the sample size of 9274 was 59 (95 CI: 49-69). The rate of under-reporting of NSIs in the healthcare providers (64) was higher than in nurses (55). Based on the meta-regression results, there was no significant relationship between the prevalence of underreporting of NSIs and the year of publication (P=0.138), sample size (P=0.390) and age (P=0.918). Conclusion: The results of the study showed that more than half of health care providers did not report NSIs. Notifying health care providers about the risks of NSIs and properly dealing with the injured cases is necessary in order to increase the reporting of NSIs. © 2017, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS). All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail
Ghanei Gheshlagh, R.UNSPECIFIED
Nazari, M.UNSPECIFIED
Baghi, V.UNSPECIFIED
Dalvand, S.UNSPECIFIED
Dalvandi, A.UNSPECIFIED
Sayehmiri, K.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: Iran Meta-analysis Needlestick injury Prevalence Systematic review
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Page Range: pp. 201-213
Journal or Publication Title: HAYAT
Journal Index: Scopus
Volume: 23
Number: 3
ISSN: 17352215 (ISSN)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/1339

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