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USE AND ADHERENCE TO PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT BY RESIDENTS: VALIDATION OF A MEASURING INSTRUMENT

Herica Silva Dutra, Camila Cristina Gregório de Assis, Cosme Rezende Laurindo, Kelly Aline Rodrigues Costa, Adriane Barbara Pereira, Fernanda Moura Lanza, Angélica da Conceição Oliveira Coelho

Resumo


Objective: To validate the measuring instrument that assesses healthcare residents' use and adherence to personal protective equipment.

Method: Methodological study developed in a virtual environment between August 2020 and March 2021 with primary care and hospital residents from the five regions of Brazil. The participants answered the adapted version of the "P.P.E.-PHC" for residents. Confirmatory factor analysis was used to validate the instrument.

Results: 227 residents took part, the majority of whom were cis women (82.8%), worked in the Southeast region (58.1%), and in-hospital care (47.6%). The structure in eight domains (cap, gloves, safety behavior, N95 mask, hand hygiene, apron/coat, surgical mask, goggles/face shield) was confirmed. Only two items with a factor load of less than 0.5 were kept. 

Conclusion: The tool is valid for measuring residents' use of and adherence to personal protective equipment, which helps to guide training and occupational safety.


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Surveys and Questionnaires; Validation Study; COVID-19; Personal Protective Equipment; Internship and Residency.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/ce.v28i0.92968