Face touching: a frequent habit that has implications for hand hygiene.

@article{Kwok2015FaceTA,
  title={Face touching: a frequent habit that has implications for hand hygiene.},
  author={Yen Lee Angela Kwok and Jan Gralton and Mary-Louise McLaws},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  year={2015},
  volume={43 2},
  pages={112-4}
}
BACKGROUND There is limited literature on the frequency of face-touching behavior as a potential vector for the self-inoculation and transmission of Staphylococcus aureus and other common respiratory infections. METHODS A behavioral observation study was undertaken involving medical students at the University of New South Wales. Their face-touching behavior was observed via videotape recording. Using standardized scoring sheets, the frequency of hand-to-face contacts with mucosal or… CONTINUE READING
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