Vol.08 No.13(2016), Article ID:71355,2 pages

Erratum to “Occupational Exposures to Blood and Body Fluids (BBF): Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude and Practice among Health Care Workers in General Hospitals in Lebanon” [Health 5 (2013) Article ID: 26524]

Ibtissam Sabbah1, Hala Sabbah2, Sanaa Sabbah3,4, Hussein Akoum1, Nabil Droubi1*

1Faculty of Public Health, Lebanese University, Saida, Lebanon

2Faculty of Economic Sciences and Business Administration, Lebanese University, Nabatieh, Lebanon

3Doctoral School of Literature, Humanities & Social Sciences, Lebanese University, Beyrouth, Lebanon

4Institute of Social Science, Lebanese University, Saida, Lebanon

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Received: September 28, 2016; Accepted: October 17, 2016; Published: October 20, 2016

The original online version of this article (Sabbah, I., et al. (2013) Occupational exposures to blood and body fluids (BBF): Assessment of knowledge, attitude and practice among health care workers in general hospitals in Lebanon. Health, 5, Article ID: 26524. doi: 10.4236/health.2013.51010.) unfortunately contains a mistake. The authors wish to correct the errors: in Table 5, page 74: in the column concerning Exp (β). So, in paragraph 3.4., page 74 (Factors Influencing the Accidental Exposure to BBF), there are three numbers that must be changed without any others changes in the content of the manuscript.

3.4. Factors Influencing the Accidental Exposure to BBF

Logistic regression analysis showed that the accidental exposure to BBF was more frequent in older HCWs (OR = 3.42; p = 0.03), and the more experienced. Subjects working in intensive care unit ward reported more exposure to BBF (OR = 3; p = 0.04). Indeed, avoiding to recap used needles (OR = 0.40; p = 0.04), and avoiding to remove needles with hand before disposal (OR= 0.38; p = 0.02), and sharp containers located as close as feasible to the area in which the items are used (OR = 0.47; p = 0.04) were significant preventive predictors of the accidental exposure to BBF (Table 5).

Notes and abbreviations: R-Square = 21.5%; Chi-Square of the total model = 45.482; p = 0.001; Intercept = −0.13. Values are represented as Odds ratios (OR) were derived from logistic regression model that controlled for age, gender, and occupation. 1Wearing gloves for all activities (recoded into 2 categories yes vs. no).

Table 5. Relationship between sociodemographic characteristics, protective measures, and exposure to BBF using multivariate analysis (logistic regression: Logit) (n = 277).