Prevalence and associated psychosocial factors of increased hand hygiene practice during the influenza A/H1N1 pandemic: findings and prevention implications from a national survey in Taiwan.

@article{Miao2012PrevalenceAA,
  title={Prevalence and associated psychosocial factors of increased hand hygiene practice during the influenza A/H1N1 pandemic: findings and prevention implications from a national survey in Taiwan.},
  author={Yen-Yu Miao and Jiun-Hau Huang},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  year={2012},
  volume={17 5},
  pages={604-12}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate increased hand hygiene practice in response to the pandemic influenza A/H1N1 (pH1N1) and its associated psychosocial factors in the Taiwanese general population. METHODS A national telephone survey using random digit dialing was conducted on October 28-30, 2009 in Taiwan, resulting in a final sample of 1079 participants aged 15 or older. RESULTS Seventy-seven per cent reported that they increased hand hygiene practice during the pH1N1 epidemic. Multivariate logistic… CONTINUE READING

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