We noticed considerable variation in anxiety among staff reporting blood exposure incidents and therefore undertook a study to investigate this.
We studient 100 consecutive staff reporting blood or other body fluid exposures to the Occupational Health Unit.
The nurse seeing the staff member administered a questionnaire about worries related to the incident, knowledge of HIV and hepatitis B transmission risks, perception of risk from the particular incident and predicted reaction of others that would be told.
Level of anxiety was recorded on a visual analogue scale.
Staff were then given information and counselling as usual, and asked to re-attend after a week, when the questionnaire was repeated.
Mots-clés Pascal : Virus immunodéficience humaine, Virus hépatite B, Exposition professionnelle, Manipulation, Sang, Personnel sanitaire, Perception sociale, Attitude, Prise risque, Angoisse anxiété, Homme, Lentivirinae, Retroviridae, Virus, Hepadnaviridae
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human immunodeficiency virus, Hepatitis B virus, Occupational exposure, Manipulation, Blood, Health staff, Social perception, Attitude, Risk taking, Anxiety, Human, Lentivirinae, Retroviridae, Virus, Hepadnaviridae
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