The aim of this study was to identify predictors of health care workers'glove use when there is a potential for blood exposure.
The study hypothesis was that an extension of the theory of planned behavior would explain more of the variance in glove use behavior than the theory of reasoned action or theory of planned behavior.
A random sample of nurses and laboratory workers (N=527) completed a 26-item questionnaire with acceptable content validity and reliability estimates.
Using structural equation modeling techniques, intention, attitude, and perceived risk were significant predictors of behavior.
Perceived control and attitude were the significant determinants of intention.
The theory of reasoned action was the most parsimonious model, explaining 70% of the variance in glove use behavior.
The theory of planned behavior extension was a viable model to study behavior related to glove use and reducing workers'risks to bloodborne diseases.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Hépatite virale B, Hépatite virale C, Homme, Prévention, Exposition professionnelle, Sang, Personnel sanitaire, Infirmier, Laboratoire, Questionnaire, Pratique professionnelle, Autoperception, Risque, Gant, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit, Foie pathologie, Appareil digestif pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Viral hepatitis B, Viral hepatitis C, Human, Prevention, Occupational exposure, Blood, Health staff, Nurse, Laboratory, Questionnaire, Professional practice, Self perception, Risk, Glove, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency, Hepatic disease, Digestive diseases
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0403332
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 22/03/2000.