Effect of insulin needle reuse, size and site of injection on the risk of bending and breaking.

  • Torrance T
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A retrospective study was conducted using a questionnaire sent to DSNs in the UK to assess reports of needle bending and breakage in people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes who self-inject insulin. The investigation also looked at the advise issued for various needle lengths, injection sites and frequency of reuse and whether or not these variables had any significant impact on the reported frequency of needle bending or breaking.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Analysis of Variance
  • Descriptive Statistics
  • Human
  • Injections, Subcutaneous -- Methods
  • Insulin -- Administration and Dosage
  • Needles -- Adverse Effects
  • Needles -- Evaluation
  • P-Value
  • Questionnaires
  • Retrospective Design
  • Specialties, Nursing -- Psychosocial Factors
  • Survey Research
  • T-Tests

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  • SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-39149089371
  • SGR: 39149089371
  • ISSN: 1368-1109
  • PUI: 351252034


  • T Torrance

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