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Title: Self-protection as a driver for hand hygiene among healthcare workers
Authors: Borg, Michael A.
Benbachir, Mohamed
Cookson, Barry D
Redjeb, SaidaBen
Nasser, Ziad El
Rasslan, Ossama
Gür, Deniz
Daoud, Ziad
Bagatzouni, Despo Pieridou
Affiliations: Faculty of Medicine 
Issue Date: 2009
Part of: Journal of infection control & hospital epidemiology
Volume: 30
Issue: 6
Start page: 578
End page: 580
A total of 2,725 healthcare workers in 8 Mediterranean countries replied to a self-assessment questionnaire that assessed their perceptions on hand hygiene. Responses revealed that rates of hand hygiene compliance before patient contact were significantly less than rates after patient contact (P < .001) and that use of soap and water was preferred over use of alcohol-based hand rub. These findings suggest that self-protection could be a major subliminal driver for performance of hand hygiene.
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Medicine

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