Effect and Significance of Comprehensive Training in Infection Prevention and Control on the Psychological Health of Oral Health Staff
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Oral health staff
Infection prevention
Infection control
Psychological health
Comprehensive training
Job satisfaction



Submitted : 2023-04-30
Accepted : 2023-05-15
Published : 2023-05-30


Background: Oral health staff have close contact with patients in the process of diagnosis and treatment, and it is inevitable for them to come into contact with patients’ secretions. Therefore, oral health staff are at greater risk of infectious diseases in their daily work, and their psychological health is also greatly challenged. Objective: To study the effect and significance of comprehensive training in infection prevention and control on the psychological health of oral health staff. Methods: We selected 400 oral health staff from a tertiary stomatological hospital in Guangzhou, China in this study. The respondents were randomly divided into an intervention group and a control group. After the first round of investigation, the intervention group received comprehensive training in prevention and control of infection for three months, while the control group received no intervention. Results: The comprehensive training in infection prevention and control improved the respondents’ psychological health and job satisfaction. Further strengthening infection prevention and control training for oral health staff will increase their self-confidence, mental health, and job satisfaction. Conclusion: For oral health staff, it is particularly important to formulate an effective and operable preventive and control training program and then implement it in a standardized manner.


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