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dc.contributor.authorLang, Felix-
dc.contributor.authorSchoene, Klaus-
dc.contributor.authorGoessler, Felix-
dc.contributor.authorRose, Dirk-Matthias-
dc.contributor.authorKegel, Peter-
dc.date.accessioned2023-04-20T08:34:18Z-
dc.date.available2023-04-20T08:34:18Z-
dc.date.issued2022-
dc.identifier.urihttps://openscience.ub.uni-mainz.de/handle/20.500.12030/8916-
dc.description.abstractAim of this project was to assess occupational biological hazards with regard to the risk of hepatitis A (HAV) and hepatitis B (HBV) and the need for occupational health care in schools for pupils with special needs. Teachers and educational specialists were surveyed about activities potentially providing exposure to biological agents and their individual immune status regarding HAV and HBV by a detailed questionnaire. Descriptive analyses, group comparisons and logistic regression were performed to identify factors influencing the HAV and HBV immune status. 1398 teachers and educational specialists took part. 1381 respondents reported having physical contact with pupils at work (98%). Daily contact was reported by up to 84% of all employees. Being scratched, bitten or spat at was reported by up to 93%. Hazardous activities are performed by both teachers and educational specialists. The vaccination rate was reported to be 58% for HAV and 64% for HBV. In regression analyses, failing to receive vaccine counselling [HAV: aOR 0.36 (95% CI 0.28; 0.46; p < 0.001), HBV: aOR 0.43 (95% CI 0.33; 0.55; p < 0.001)] or non-participation in infection prevention instruction [HBV: aOR 0.54 (95% CI 0.39; 0.75; p < 0.001)] were found to be significant predictors of low vaccination rates. Employees who are at risk due to occupational exposure should be instructed about infection prevention and vaccination against HAV and HBV.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipDeutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)|491381577|Open-Access-Publikationskosten 2022–2024 Universität Mainz - Universitätsmedizin-
dc.language.isoengde
dc.rightsCC BY*
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.subject.ddc610 Medizinde_DE
dc.subject.ddc610 Medical sciencesen_GB
dc.titleHepatitis A and hepatitis B infection risk among employees at schools for disabled pupilsen_GB
dc.typeZeitschriftenaufsatzde
dc.identifier.doihttp://doi.org/10.25358/openscience-8900-
jgu.type.contenttypeScientific articlede
jgu.type.dinitypearticleen_GB
jgu.type.versionPublished versionde
jgu.type.resourceTextde
jgu.organisation.departmentFB 04 Medizinde
jgu.organisation.number2700-
jgu.organisation.nameJohannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz-
jgu.rights.accessrightsopenAccess-
jgu.journal.titleScientific reportsde
jgu.journal.volume12de
jgu.pages.alternative20198de
jgu.publisher.year2022-
jgu.publisher.nameMacmillan Publishers Limited, part of Springer Naturede
jgu.publisher.placeLondonde
jgu.publisher.urihttps://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-24579-7de
jgu.publisher.issn2045-2322de
jgu.organisation.placeMainz-
jgu.subject.ddccode610de
jgu.publisher.doi10.1038/s41598-022-24579-7de
jgu.organisation.rorhttps://ror.org/023b0x485-
jgu.subject.dfgLebenswissenschaftende
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