Medical student experience with AIDS and needle disposal behaviour.
A survey of medical students at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, was conducted to investigate needle-handling behaviour with HIV positive patients.
Recapping a used needle increases the students'risk of a needle stick.
There were 160 responses, yielding a response rate of 77.6%. Students placed used needles in the shags container without recapping the needle significantly more often if they had experience with a patient with AIDS.
There was no correlation between personal exposure to contaminated material (being stuck or exposure to other contaminated material) and correct needle disposal behaviour.
Women students (single or married) only wed increased precautions during sex about one-third of the time, a figure similar to women psychiatric patients.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etudiant, Médecine, Pratique professionnelle, Attitude, Seringue, SIDA, Exposition professionnelle, Homme, Virose, Infection, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Student, Medicine, Professional practice, Attitude, Syringe, AIDS, Occupational exposure, Human, Viral disease, Infection, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Cote : 94-0564222
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 09/06/1995.