Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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Stress and Fear of Exposure to Sharps in Nurses

Malihe Sadat Moayed 1 , Hosein Mahmoudi 2 , * , Abbas Ebadi 3 and Hamid Sharif Nia 4
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1 Students' Research Committee, Nursing Faculty, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
2 Trauma Research Center, Nursing Faculty, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
3 Behavioral Science Research Center, Nursing Faculty, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
4 School of Nursing and Midwifery of Amol, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, IR Iran
Article information
  • Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences: September 2016, 10 (3); e3813
  • Published Online: August 21, 2016
  • Article Type: Original Article
  • Received: August 9, 2015
  • Revised: March 13, 2016
  • Accepted: July 18, 2016
  • DOI: 10.17795/ijpbs-3813

To Cite: Moayed M S, Mahmoudi H, Ebadi A, Sharif Nia H. Stress and Fear of Exposure to Sharps in Nurses, Iran J Psychiatry Behav Sci. 2016 ; 10(3):e3813. doi: 10.17795/ijpbs-3813.

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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Materials and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
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