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BACKGROUND AND AIM Hand hygiene practice is one of the most effective measures to prevent healthcare-associated infections. This study examines the trends of hand hygiene compliance among physicians and nurses on the intensive care units (ICU) and hematopoetic stem cell transplantation units (HSCTU) at Hannover Medical School. An observational study via(More)
BACKGROUND Healthcare-associated infections are a frequent threat to patient safety and cause significant disease burden. The most important single preventive measure is hand hygiene (HH). Barriers to adherence with HH recommendations include structural aspects, knowledge gaps, and organizational issues, especially a lack of time in daily routine. AIM To(More)
BACKGROUND Research applying psychological behaviour change theories to hand hygiene compliance is scarce, especially for physicians. AIM To identify psychosocial determinants of self-reported hand hygiene behaviour (HHB) of physicians and nurses in intensive care units (ICUs). METHODS A cross-sectional survey using a self-administered questionnaire(More)
Promoting hygienic hand disinfection as an ongoing task: results of a cluster-randomized controlled trial to (re-)raise compliance of physicians and nurses based on psychological tailoring in a tertiary intensive care setting
The commission for vocational training, training and further education of the German Society of Rehabilitation Science tends to discuss and to give recommendations for various professions in rehabilitation. The working group, which is led by J. Bengel/Freiburg and M. Morfeld/Magdeburg-Stendal created an inventory of Rehabilitation Psychology. The training(More)
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