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The Experiences of Health Care Workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Korea: a Qualitative Study

Lee JY, Lee Jy, Lee SH, Kim J, Park HY, Kim Y, Kwon KT

Background: During the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, health care workers (HCWs) have faced multiple physical and psychological challenges while carrying out their duties. In this study, we examined the...
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An Assessment of the Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice Toward Standard Precautions Among Health Workers From a Hospital in Northern Cyprus

Abuduxike G, Vaizoglu SA, Asut O, Cali S

Background: The objective was to assess the knowledge level, attitude, and practice of health care workers towards standard precautions, and to identify the related factors. Furthermore, it was attempted to...
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Mental Health Impacts in Health Care Workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Lee SH

This study reviews the literature concerning mental health impacts faced by health care workers (HCW) during the COVID-19 pandemic and similar infectious disease outbreaks. Among HCW studied, 9.6–51% reported symptoms...
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Do Low Self-Esteem and High Stress Lead to Burnout Among Health-Care Workers? Evidence From a Tertiary Hospital in Bangalore, India

Johnson AR, Jayappa R, James M, Kulnu A, Kovayil R, Joseph B

Background: Low self-esteem can be an issue among health-care workers due to the hierarchical medical system. Health-care workers are also in a high pressure environment that can lead to stress...
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Integrated Literature Review of Infection Control of Nursing Care Workers in Long-term Care Facilities

Lee MH, Kim D

Purpose: This study aims to conduct an integrated literature review of infection control studies conducted by nursing care workers in long-term care facilities in Korea. Methods: Through the domestic search...
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Prevalence and Risk Factors of Latent Tuberculosis Infection among Healthcare Workers Using Tuberculin Skin Test and Interferon-γ Release Assay at a Tertiary Hospital in South Korea

Kim SJ, Ha E, Park ES, Choi JY, Kang YA

Background: We evaluated the prevalence and risk factors associated with latent tuberculosis infections (LTBIs) among healthcare workers (HCWs) working in non-TB departments in a tertiary referral hospital. Methods: This study was...
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Personal Protective Equipment for Healthcare Workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Park SH

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has posed a challenge for healthcare systems, and healthcare workers (HCWs) are at high risk of exposure. Protecting HCWs is of paramount importance to maintain...
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The Effect of Income Support Allowance for Care Workers on Their Wage Increase

Na YK, Jeong HS

Background: The purpose of this study is to analyze the effect of the income support allowance policy for the care workers on wage level. Methods: The analysis data was constructed using...
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The Relation between Care Worker’s Empathic Response and Specificity of Autobiographic Memory in Health Elderly Living Alone

Park SD, Kim TH, Park SM, Lee KW, Cho JA

Objective: This study aimed to investigate relation between empathic response of care workers and specificity of autobio-graphic memory of the elderly living alone. Methods: An interview of autobiographical memory was conducted...
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Characteristics and Significance of Korean Medical Workers in Communication Skills Evaluation

Kim JS, Choi EJ

Background: The Korean version of the Rhetorical Sensitivity Scale (RHETSEN-K) is a tool for measuring communication skills under development. This study focused on determining whether the results of the RHETSEN-K...
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Investigation of a Mumps Outbreak in a Dental Clinic at a University Hospital

Lee JE, Lee SO, Kang JS, Yi J, Kim KH

BACKGROUND: The Korean Society of Infectious Diseases recommends non-mandatory vaccination of newly employed healthcare workers (HCWs) with 2 measles–mumps–rubella (MMR) vaccine doses. Here, we aimed to investigate the seroprevalence of...
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Seroprevalence of Measles in Healthcare Workers in South Korea

Jung J, Kim SK, Kwak SH, Hong MJ, Kim SH

There are only limited data regarding the seroprevalence of measles of healthcare workers (HCWs) in Korea. We evaluated the seroprevalence of measles in HCWs in a tertiary care hospital in...
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Analysis of Wage Determinants of Care Workers

Na YK, Jeong HS

BACKGROUND: In this study, wage status and wage determinants of care workers were analyzed. METHODS: The analysis used database (DB) of long-term care institutions, DB of long-term care institutions, DB of...
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Prevalence and Risk Factors of Latent Tuberculosis Infection among Healthcare Workers

Lee S, Lee YL, Kim YC, Kim EJ, Heo JY, Choi YH

BACKGROUND: Due to occupational exposure, healthcare workers (HCW) face an increased risk of tuberculosis (TB) infection. This study was conducted to assess the prevalence and risk factors of latent tuberculosis...
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Non-Mandatory Influenza Vaccination Rates among Healthcare Workers during the 2017–2018 Influenza Season: a Multicenter Study in Korea

Kang JM, Lee J, Park YS, Park Y, Kwak YG, Song JE, Choi YJ

PURPOSE: Annual influenza vaccination is the best strategy to prevent healthcare-associated influenza transmission. Influenza vaccination rates among healthcare workers (HCWs) vary by country, region, and year. We investigated the influenza...
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Analysis of Prevalence and Risk Factors for Latent Tuberculosis Infection among Healthcare Workers

Lee JB, Choi JS

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to provide basic data on the infection prevention management program, which is one of the infectious disease control program by identifying the prevalence...
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Violence at work: determinants & prevalence among health care workers, northwest Ethiopia: an institutional based cross sectional study

Yenealem D, Woldegebriel MK, Olana AT, Mekonnen T

BACKGROUND: Workplace violence is the intentional use of power, threatened or actual, against another person or against a group, in work-related circumstances, that either results in or has a high...
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Strengthening Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Tuberculosis Prevention Capacity among South African Healthcare Workers: A Mixed Methods Study of a Collaborative Occupational Health Program

Liautaud A, Adu PA, Yassi A, Zungu M, Spiegel JM, Rawat A, Bryce EA, Engelbrecht MC

BACKGROUND: Insufficient training in infection control and occupational health among healthcare workers (HCWs) in countries with high human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and tuberculosis (TB) burdens requires attention. We examined the...
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Elimination of Lancet-Related Needlestick Injuries Using a Safety-Engineered Lancet: Experience in a Hospital

An HS, Ko S, Bang JH, Park SW

BACKGROUND: Lancet-related needlestick injuries (NSIs) occur steadily in clinical practices. Safety-engineered devices (SEDs) can systematically reduce NSIs. However, the use of SEDs is not active and no study to guide...
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The Prevalence and Risk Factors of Latent Tuberculosis Infection among Health Care Workers Working in a Tertiary Hospital in South Korea

Park JS

BACKGROUND: The risk of tuberculosis (TB) infection among health care workers (HCWs) is higher than as noted among workers in the general population. The prevalence and risk factors of TB...
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