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Ramezani T, Taheri-Kharameh Z, Yazdizadeh E. Health Beliefs and Compliance of Standard Precautions of COVID-19 among Employed Nurses. J Educ Community Health. 2021; 8 (3) :189-194
URL: http://jech.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-1509-en.html
1- Student Research Committee, Iranian Research Center of Ageing, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation, Tehran, Iran
2- “Department of Anesthesiology, School of Paramedical Sciences” and “Spiritual Health Research Center, School of Health and Religion”, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran , ztaheri@muq.ac.ir
3- Shahid Beheshti Hospital, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran.
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Aims: The adherence to standard precautions guidelines as the main strategy for preventing healthcare-associated infections such as COVID-19. This study aimed to specify a health belief model to predict the standard precautions of employed nurses.
Instrument & Method: This descriptive cross-sectional was conducted in Qom, Iran, from March to May 2020. One hundred and ninety-five randomly sampled registered nurses from two hospitals completed self-reported compliance with standard precautions of COVID-19 and health belief model scale. Data analysis was performed using partial least squares path modeling.
Findings: Less than one-tenth (7%) of participants reported compliance with all standard precautions items. There was a significant relationship between health motivation and standard precautions (β=0.515, t=13.650). Cues to action (β=0.356, t=4.512) were identified as the strongest predictor of health motivation and, perceived threat (β=0.143, t=2.144) was the weakest predictor. The model explained approximately 20% of the variance in compliance with standard precautions of COVID-19.
Conclusions: The results indicated that health belief model constructs are considered significant predictors of compliance with standard precautions of COVID-19 among Iranian employed nurses. The results can help standard precautions training to reduce hospital infections and protect the health of patients and nursing staff.
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Type of Study: Research Article | Subject: Special
Received: 2021/03/21 | Accepted: 2021/07/3

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