Factors associated with physicians’ behaviours to prevent needlestick and sharp injuries
Fu-Li Chen , Peter Y. Chen, Jeng-Cheng Wu, Ying-Lin Chen, Tao-Hsin Tung, Yu-Wen Lin
PLoS ONE 15(3): e0229853
Needlestick and sharp injuries (NSIs) experienced by physicians have been identified as a major occupational hazard. Blood-borne pathogens resulting from the NSIs experienced by physicians pose severe physical and psychological threats to them, as well as people who are around them. However, there is little research focusing on physicians’ behaviours to prevent NSIs. In the present study, we investigated the roles of safety climate, job demands experienced by physicians, and physicians’ self-efficacy in affecting physicians’ behaviours to prevent NSIs.