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Nurses' Intentions to Wear Gloves During Venipuncture Procedures: A Behavioral Psychology Perspective

  • Suhail A. R. Doi (a1) (a2) and María Florencia Amigó (a1)

Registered nurses working at a teaching hospital in Kuwait were surveyed to assess the psychosocial variables associated with their intention to comply with glove-wearing recommendations. Perceived consequences and normative beliefs, as well as sex and years of nursing experience, significantly influenced their behavioral intentions, suggesting that improvements in intention to comply are more likely to come from practical demonstrations that show nurses the potential outcomes of both using and not using gloves.

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Mubarak Al-Kabeer Teaching Hospital, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, PO Box 24923 Safat, 13110 Kuwait (
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