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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(12), 13035-13046; doi:10.3390/ijerph111213035

Occupational Hazards Education for Nursing Staff through Web-Based Learning

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Department of Health Promotion and Health Education, College of Education, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei 10610, Taiwan
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Nursing Department, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei 11217, Taiwan
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Department of Occupational Safety and Health, College of Public Health, China Medical University, 91 Hsueh-Shih Rd., Taichung 40402, Taiwan
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Received: 28 October 2014 / Revised: 3 December 2014 / Accepted: 8 December 2014 / Published: 12 December 2014
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Abstract

This study aims to explore the efficiency of using online education as an intervention measure to prevent occupational hazards in a clinical nursing setting. The subjects were 320 female nursing staff from two hospitals in Taiwan. The questionnaire results indicated that the subjects primarily experienced human factor occupational hazards, as well as psychological and social hazards. Specifically, 73.1% and 69.8% of the subjects suffered from poor sleep quality and low back pain, respectively. After web-based learning, the experimental group had higher post-test scores than the control group in terms of knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP). However, there was only a significant difference (p < 0.05) in their knowledge about the prevention of occupational hazards. It is suggested that an online discussion may enhance nursing staff’s participation in web-based learning, and further facilitate their comments on negative factors. The findings can highly promote nursing staff’s attitudes and practices toward preventing occupational hazards through web-based learning. View Full-Text
Keywords: online education; occupational hazard; KAP; hospital online education; occupational hazard; KAP; hospital
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Tung, C.-Y.; Chang, C.-C.; Ming, J.-L.; Chao, K.-P. Occupational Hazards Education for Nursing Staff through Web-Based Learning. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11, 13035-13046.

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