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Healthcare Workers' Attitudes and Compliance with Universal Precautions: Gender, Occupation, and Specialty Differences
Donna B. Jeffe, Sunita Mutha, Paul B. L'Ecuyer, Lynn E. Kim, Renee B. Singal, Bradley A. Evanoff and Victoria J. Fraser
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 18, No. 10 (Oct., 1997), pp. 710-712
Published by: Cambridge University Press on behalf of The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/30141512
Page Count: 3
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We describe variations in healthcare workers' attitudes toward double gloving and reporting needlesticks, and in their readiness to comply with double gloving and hepatitis B vaccine. Differences related to occupation, specialty, and gender have implications for the need to tailor interventions for specific groups of healthcare workers to improve compliance with Universal Precautions.
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