Provider Satisfaction with the VJR-NMU-N99 Half-Piece Respirator to Prevent Coronavirus Disease-2019

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Patiporn Bunyaphatkun
Anan Manomaipiboon
Thananda Trakarnvanich
Sujaree Pupipatpab
Pongsathorn Chomdee
Anusang Chitsomkasem
Yutthana Apichatbutr


Background: Since the rapid spread of SARs-CoV-2 worldwide, the surgical masks and N95 respirators were needed for personal protective equipment. The VJR-NMU-N99 half-piece respirator has invented. The provider satisfaction involved the sustainable invention used. If they satisfied or perceived positive attitude toward the invention, it was expected high quality regarding responsive to their need and want. The study of provider satisfaction will guide the opportunity to ongoing developing.

Objective: The study of provider satisfaction with the product quality of VJR-NMU-N99 half-piece respirator.

Method: A descriptive study was conducted in April 2020. Recruited into the study were 47 healthcare providers who wore the VJR-NMU half-piece respirator at Vajira hospital and Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya hospital. The research instrument was developed from Evidence-based Practice Attitude Scale 36. Data were collected on April 2020 and werean alyzed with descriptive statistic.

Results: Nurses were most participants (91.5%). The overall mean score for provider satisfaction with the VJR-NMU half-piece respirator was fair (3.08±0.34) including both Vajira hospital (3.08±0.35) and Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya hospital (3.06±0.32). The quality level based on mean total score was good (76.9%). Four items were excellent including advantage (94.3%), divergence (93.4%), requirements (92.3%) and job security (92.0%) while the items of burden and fit were modified (42.6%) and fair (67.3%) respectively.

Conclusion: The opportunities for development with the VJR-NMU half-piece respirator should consider the composite material for need responses, as well as controlling humidity, supporting effective communication sounds, comfortable wearing and reducing workload.


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