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Validation of an instrument to assess factors associated with adherence to standard precautions among dentists in primary healthcare.
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PMID:  25335360     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Accidents with biological material are a reality in dental practice. The use of preventive measures such as the adoption of Standard Precautions (SP) is essential, thus this study aims to validate an instrument to check factors associated with adherence to SP among dentists. The scales of psychosocial and organizational factors that influence adherence to SP were the starting point. These scales have already been nationally validated for doctors and nurses. The instrument consisted of 49 items divided into five dimensions. The process of instrument validation involved the following steps: its adaptation for situations that pose risks to dentists; content and semantic analysis by a committee of judges, and application to dentists. The adapted instrument was applied to 224 dentists who provided primary healthcare in the north region of Paraná State. After the application of scales, the psychometric properties were analyzed using the factor analysis technique and a reliability test. The factor analysis confirmed three domains: Obstacles to following standard precautions; Knowledge of occupational transmission of HIV and Safety climate. The reliability of the domains was considered adequate (Cronbach's alpha between 0.73 and 0.88.). The instrument demonstrated adequate psychometric properties to assess factors that influence adherence to SP among dentists.
Patrícia H V Ribeiro; Elucir Gir; Claudia B Santos; Renata P Ribeiro; Miyeko Hayashida; Silmara E Malaguti-Toffano; Adriana M da Silva
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta odontológica latinoamericana : AOL     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0326-4815     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Odontol Latinoam     Publication Date:  2014  
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Created Date:  2014-10-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8610218     Medline TA:  Acta Odontol Latinoam     Country:  Argentina    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  9-15     Citation Subset:  D    
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