A qualitative exploration of reasons for poor hand hygiene among hospital workers: lack of positive role models and of convincing evidence that hand hygiene prevents cross-infection.

@article{Erasmus2009AQE,
  title={A qualitative exploration of reasons for poor hand hygiene among hospital workers: lack of positive role models and of convincing evidence that hand hygiene prevents cross-infection.},
  author={Vicki Erasmus and Werner B. F. Brouwer and Ed F. van Beeck and Anke Oenema and Thea J Daha and Jan Hendrik Richardus and Margreet C. Vos and Johannes Brug},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={30 5},
  pages={
          415-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To study potential determinants of hand hygiene compliance among healthcare workers in the hospital setting. DESIGN A qualitative study based on structured-interview guidelines, consisting of 9 focus group interviews involving 58 persons and 7 individual interviews. Interview transcripts were subjected to content analysis. SETTING Intensive care units and surgical departments of 5 hospitals of varying size in The Netherlands. PARTICIPANTS A total of 65 nurses, attending… CONTINUE READING

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