Aim: To develop an instrument to investigate knowledge and predictive factors of needlestick and sharps injuries (NSIs) in nursing students during clinical placements. Design: Instrument development and cross-sectional study for psychometric testing. Methods: A self-administered instrument including demographic data, injury epidemiology and predictive factors of NSIs was developed between October 2018–January 2019. Content validity was assessed by a panel of experts. The instrument's factor structure and discriminant validity were explored using principal components analysis. The STROBE guidelines were followed. Results: Evidence of content validity was found (S-CVI 0.75; I-CVI 0.50–1.00). A three-factor structure was shown by exploratory factor analysis. Of the 238 participants, 39% had been injured at least once, of which 67.3% in the second year. Higher perceptions of “personal exposure” (4.06, SD 3.78) were reported by third-year students. Higher scores for “perceived benefits” of preventive behaviours (13.6, SD 1.46) were reported by second-year students.
Predicting needlestick and sharps injuries in nursing students: Development of the SNNIP scale / Bagnasco, A; Zanini, M; Catania, G; Watson, R; Hayter, M; Dasso, N; Dini, G; Agodi, A; Pasquarella, C; Zotti, Cm; Durando, P; Sasso, L; Barchitta, M; Maugeri, A; Favara, G; Lio, Rms; Rossini, A; Squeri, R; Genovese, C; D'Amato, S; La Fauci, V; Tardivo, S; Moretti, F; Carli, A; Casini, B; Baggiani, A; Verani, M; Giuliani, Ar; Fabiani, L; D'Eugenio, S; Boccia, G; Santoro, E; Orsi, Gb; Napoli, C; Montesano, M; Berdini, S; Bertamino, E; Perre, A; Zerbetto, A; D'Errico, M; Ortolani, S; Mercuri, M; Traini, T; Santarelli, A; Fiorentini, R; Benedetti, T; Montagna, Mt; Mascipinto, S; Torre, I; Pennino, F; Schiavone, D; Iannicelli, Am; Tartaglia, E; Veronesi, L; Palandri, L; Morgado, Msm; Giudice, L; Arrigoni, C; Gentile, L; Bascapè, B; Mura, I; Sotgiu, G; Barberis, I; Bersi, Fm; Manca, A; Massa, E; Montecucco, A; Rahmani, A; Zacconi, S; Riccò, M; Magnavita, N; Di Prinzio, Rr; Torregrossa, Mv; Calamusa, G; Firenze, A; Bargellini, A; Ferri, P; Righi, E; Carraro, E; Borraccino, A; Traversi, D; Ottino, Mc; Baldovin, T; Torre, Sd; Sulaj, A; Bianco, A; Teti, V; Novati, R; Oriani, R.. - In: NURSING OPEN. - ISSN 2054-1058. - 7:5(2020), pp. 1578-1587-1587. [10.1002/nop2.540]