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Table 2 Compliance with bloodborne pathogen prevention according to subject characteristics (N = 284)

From: Factors affecting patient safety culture in terms of compliance with preventing bloodborne pathogens among general hospital nurses

Variables Categories Compliance of bloodborne pathogen prevention
M ± SD t/F p
Sex Female 3.40 ± 0.40 0.49 0.631
Male 3.27 ± 0.75
Age group < 30 3.41 ± 0.42 −2.04 0.042
≥30 3.53 ± 0.42
Education level Diploma 3.44 ± 0.45 0.75 0.474
Bachelor’s 3.38 ± 0.39
>Master’s 3.34 ± 0.52
Position Staff nurse 3.43 ± 0.43 3.89 0.021
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Charge nurse 3.47 ± 0.42
<Head nurse 3.70 ± 0.34
Work experience ≤5 3.42 ± 0.42 −1.21 0.227
> 5 3.49 ± 0.42
Current unit employed ≤5 3.44 ± 0.42 −0.48 0.627
> 5 3.47 ± 0.44
Work unit Medicine 3.41 ± 0.37 0.60 0.729
Surgery 3.34 ± 0.44
Intensive care unit 3.46 ± 0.40
Emergency 3.33 ± 0.40
Operating room 3.42 ± 0.50
Women 3.52 ± 0.29
Others 3.39 ± 0.41
Experienced NSSI for last 1 year Yes 3.33 ± 0.49 −2.29 0.024
No 3.48 ± 0.39
Type of devices causing NSSI Disposable syringe 3.33 ± 0.50 0.14 0.868
Blood glucose lancet 3.31 ± 0.38
Other sharp device 3.25 ± 0.61
Procedures causing NSSI Inserting a needle 3.43 ± 0.44 1.14 0.347
Disposing of a needle 3.57 ± 0.66
Recapping a needle 3.19 ± 0.67
Disassembling needle or sharp instrument 3.20 ± 0.38
Others 3.31 ± 0.41
Blood and body fluid exposure experience of mucous membrane Yes 3.47 ± 0.51 1.05 0.293
No 3.38 ± 0.40
Blood and body fluid exposure experience of skin (1 year) Yes 3.34 ± 0.40 −0.77 0.445
No 3.40 ± 0.41
Report infection exposure Yes 3.29 ± 0.35 −1.42 0.157
No 3.40 ± 0.42
Vaccination of hepatitis B Yes 3.40 ± 0.40 0.17 0.848
No 3.37 ± 0.42
Do not know 3.36 ± 0.53
Number of patient safety case reports 0 3.38 ± 0.42 1.16 0.314
15 3.41 ± 0.40
6≤ 3.18 ± 0.43
Education experience for bloodborne pathogen prevention Yes 3.40 ± 0.41 0.98 0.327
No 3.32 ± 0.43
Educational institution for bloodborne pathogen prevention College 3.20 ± 0.44 1.74 0.160
Hospital 3.41 ± 0.42
Both 3.41 ± 0.39
Others 3.37 ± 0.25
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