Hand hygiene: product preference and compliance.

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dc.contributor.author Tanner, Judith
dc.contributor.author Mistry, N.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-30T14:26:28Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-30T14:26:28Z
dc.date.issued 2011-02-15
dc.identifier.citation Tanner J. and Mistry N. (2011) Hand hygiene: product preference and compliance. Nursing Times, 107 (6) pp.16-19 en
dc.identifier.issn 0954-7762
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/4829
dc.description.abstract Hospitals are trying to improve patient hand hygiene by providing hnadwashing products at the bedside. Patients' compliance with handwashing depends on their satisfaction with hygiene products but no one has looked at which products patients prefer. Research on this will help hospitals target hand hygiene more appropriately and effectively. Aim. To explore patient satisfaction with hand hygiene products and identify those that are most popular. Method. Two hundred patients were given five hand hygiene products to evaluate. These represent the interventions most widely used by patients in hospitals; alcohol foams, alcohol wipes, wet cloths with antiseptic solutions, bowls of soapy water and mobile sinks. Results. Alcohol foam acheived the highest mean satisfction score and was significantly more popular than the other products. Conclusion. Alcohol foam was the most popular choice regardless of age, sex, dexterity, mobility and religion. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Emap en
dc.subject infection control en
dc.subject hand hygiene en
dc.subject patient preference en
dc.title Hand hygiene: product preference and compliance. en
dc.type Article en
dc.researchgroup Health Policy Research Unit
dc.researchgroup Nursing and Midwifery Research Centre
dc.peerreviewed Yes en


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