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Title: What is the perception of biological risk by undergraduate nursing students?
Author: Moreno Arroyo, M. Carmen
Puig Llobet, Montserrat
Falcó Pegueroles, Anna M. (Anna Marta)
Lluch Canut, Ma. Teresa
Casas García, Irma
Roldán Merino, Juan Francisco
Keywords: Estudiants universitaris
Escoles d'infermeria
Seguretat en el treball
Residus sanitaris
Ciències de la salut
Avaluació del risc per la salut
Percepció del risc
College students
Nursing schools
Industrial safety
Medical wastes
Medical sciences
Health risk assessment
Risk perception
Issue Date: 4-Jul-2016
Publisher: Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto, Universidade de São Paulo
Abstract: Objective: to analyze undergraduate nursing students' perception of biological risk and its relationship with their prior practical training. Method: a descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted among undergraduate nursing students enrolled in clinical practice courses in the academic year 2013-2014 at the School of Nursing at the University of Barcelona (N=78). Variables: sociodemographic variables, employment, training, clinical experience and other variables related to the assessment of perceived biological risk were collected. Both a newly developed tool and the EDRP-T scale were used. Statistical analysis: descriptive and univariate analysis were used to identify differences between the perception of biological risk of the EDRP-T scale items and sociodemographic variables. Results: students without prior practical training had weaker perceptions of biological risk compared to students with prior practical training (p=0.05 and p=0.04, respectively). Weaker perceptions of biological risk were found among students with prior work experience. Conclusion: practical training and work experience influence the perception of biological risk among nursing students. There are few studies linking the perception of risk with the use of preventive measures during students' practical training and the occurrence of biological accidents.
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It is part of: Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem, 2016, vol. 24, p. e2715
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ISSN: 0104-1169
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Articles publicats en revistes (Infermeria de Salut Pública, Salut mental i Maternoinfantil)

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