Yıl: 2015 Cilt: 45 Sayı: 2 Sayfa Aralığı: 398 - 403 Metin Dili: İngilizce İndeks Tarihi: 29-07-2022

The relationship between hepatitis serology of ambulance attendants and duration of education

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Background/aim: Healthcare workers (HCWs) run the risk of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. Studies investigating the HBV andhepatitis C virus (HCV) serology of HCWs have been generally conducted in secondary or tertiary hospitals. In this study we aimed todetermine the relationships between education level and HBV and HCV serology and HBV vaccination status of ambulance attendants.Materials and methods: Te data of this study were obtained by retrospective review of ambulance personnel fles in Sakarya Province,Turkey.Results: Out of 314 ambulance attendants, 216 (68.7%; 78 males, 138 females) were enrolled in this study. Te mean length of employmentin the province s ambulance service was 5.22 years. While hepatitis B surface antigen positivity was found in 3 (1.4%) workers, 147 (68%)of them were positive for hepatitis B surface antibodies (anti-HBs). Te lowest HBV vaccination rate was 12.5%, in drivers. Naturallyacquired immunity against HBV was again the highest in drivers (17.5%; P < 0.05). All personnel were anti-HCV-negative. Anti-HBspositivity is rather low in the province s ambulance service attendants, and positive anti-HBs status related to vaccination is associatedwith vocational training.Conclusion: Training should be performed to increase HBV awareness of ambulance attendants. Nonvaccinated personnel should bedetermined on the frst day of employment, and regulations should be put in place to ensure their vaccination.
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Belge Türü: Makale Makale Türü: Araştırma Makalesi Erişim Türü: Erişime Açık
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APA Guclu E, Öğütlü A, KARABAY O (2015). The relationship between hepatitis serology of ambulance attendants and duration of education. , 398 - 403.
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IEEE Guclu E,Öğütlü A,KARABAY O "The relationship between hepatitis serology of ambulance attendants and duration of education." , ss.398 - 403, 2015.
ISNAD Guclu, Ertugrul vd. "The relationship between hepatitis serology of ambulance attendants and duration of education". (2015), 398-403.
APA Guclu E, Öğütlü A, KARABAY O (2015). The relationship between hepatitis serology of ambulance attendants and duration of education. Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences, 45(2), 398 - 403.
Chicago Guclu Ertugrul,Öğütlü Aziz,KARABAY OĞUZ The relationship between hepatitis serology of ambulance attendants and duration of education. Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences 45, no.2 (2015): 398 - 403.
MLA Guclu Ertugrul,Öğütlü Aziz,KARABAY OĞUZ The relationship between hepatitis serology of ambulance attendants and duration of education. Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences, vol.45, no.2, 2015, ss.398 - 403.
AMA Guclu E,Öğütlü A,KARABAY O The relationship between hepatitis serology of ambulance attendants and duration of education. Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences. 2015; 45(2): 398 - 403.
Vancouver Guclu E,Öğütlü A,KARABAY O The relationship between hepatitis serology of ambulance attendants and duration of education. Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences. 2015; 45(2): 398 - 403.
IEEE Guclu E,Öğütlü A,KARABAY O "The relationship between hepatitis serology of ambulance attendants and duration of education." Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences, 45, ss.398 - 403, 2015.
ISNAD Guclu, Ertugrul vd. "The relationship between hepatitis serology of ambulance attendants and duration of education". Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences 45/2 (2015), 398-403.