Self-Protection as a Driver for Hand Hygiene Among Healthcare Workers


Borg M. A. , Benbachir M., Cookson B. D. , Ben Redjeb S., Elnasser Z., Rasslan O., ...Daha Fazla

INFECTION CONTROL AND HOSPITAL EPIDEMIOLOGY, cilt.30, ss.578-580, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 30 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1086/597511
  • Dergi Adı: INFECTION CONTROL AND HOSPITAL EPIDEMIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.578-580

Özet

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.