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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 163-165

Needlestick injury and psychomotor performance as measured by pursuit-aiming test in health-care professionals

Center for Research on Occupational Disease, Department of Occupational Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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Dr. Nazanin Izadi
Center for Research on Occupational Disease, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijnmr.IJNMR_253_20

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Background: Several factors play a role in Needlestick Injury (NSI). We aimed to determine the association of NSI with psychomotor performance in health-care workers. Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, demographic, occupational characteristics, and needlestick history were completed for 357 health personnel of a university hospital of Tehran in 2019 through a checklist. Psychomotor performance was measured using a pursuit-aiming test. Results: Most of the NSI occurred in nurses. The mean age of the workers with a positive history of NSI was significantly lower compared to their peers with a negative history, and similarly, they had lower work experience. After adjustment for the confounding variables, the correct pursuit-aiming test had a borderline association with the occurrence of the NSI. Conclusions: Psychomotor performance had a borderline association with the history of NSI.

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