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Sharif Nia H, Mahmoudi H, Ebadi A, Moayed M. Mediating Role of Safety Policy on Contact Care in the Stress of Exposure to Sharps Injuries in Iranian Nurses. Health Educ Health Promot 2022; 10 (1) :109-114
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1- Department of Nursing, Mazandaran University of Medical Science, Sari, Iran
2- Trauma Research Center, Nursing Faculty, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- “Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Lifestyle institute” and “Department of Nursing Management, Nursing Faculty”, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4- Trauma Research Center, Nursing Faculty, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , msmoayed@gmail.com
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Aims: Occupational safety, contact care, safety policy, as well as mental-environmental conditions, are supposed among the most significant factors shaping the levels of stress in nurses. Therefore, this path analysis was fulfilled to test a theoretical model to reflect on the relationship between Safety policy, occupational safety, mental-environmental conditions, and Contact Care.
Instrument & Methods: This predictive cross-sectional study was conducted in 2018-19. A total number of 530 nurses were selected from 11 hospitals in 4 provinces in Iran. The Stress of Exposure to Sharps Injury Scale was used. A path analysis was also utilized by SPSS 24 software.
Findings: The mean age of the nurses was 35.72±7.78. As well, 12.5% of the nurses had associate’s degrees and 82.2% of them were holding bachelor’s and higher degrees. The path analysis also explained 57.6% of the variance in contact care. Moreover, the findings indicated a direct effect as a significant positive relationship between occupational safety and mental-environmental conditions. Likewise, safety policy could mediate the relationship between occupational safety, mental-environmental conditions, and safety policy.
Conclusion: The study findings suggested that safety policy could mediate the relationship between occupational safety, mental-environmental conditions, and contact care. therefore, designing and implementing suitable safety policy statements can play a vital role in reducing the levels of stress among nurses in terms of patient care.
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Health Promotion Approaches
Received: 2021/06/5 | Accepted: 2021/10/29 | Published: 2022/01/24
* Corresponding Author Address: Trauma Research Center, Faculty of Nursing, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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