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|Title:||Self-protection as a driver for hand hygiene among healthcare workers||Authors:||Borg, Michael A.
Cookson, Barry D
Nasser, Ziad El
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||Abstract:||
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.
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