Hand Hygiene

Known as: Hygiene, Hand 
Practices involved in preventing the transmission of diseases by hand.
National Institutes of Health

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Highly Cited
2009
Highly Cited
2009
OBJECTIVE To study potential determinants of hand hygiene compliance among healthcare workers in the hospital setting. DESIGN A… (More)
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Highly Cited
2009
Highly Cited
2009
UNLABELLED OBJECTIVE. To determine the impact of known observers on hand hygiene performance in inpatient care units with… (More)
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Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
To quantify the effect of hand-hygiene interventions on rates of gastrointestinal and respiratory illnesses and to identify… (More)
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Review
2007
Review
2007
Hand hygiene is a core element of patient safety for the prevention of healthcare-associated infections and the spread of… (More)
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Review
2007
Review
2007
Hand hygiene is considered to be the most effective measure to prevent microbial pathogen cross-transmission and healthcare… (More)
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Highly Cited
2007
Highly Cited
2007
OBJECTIVE To quantify the different behavioral components of healthcare workers' motivation to comply with hand hygiene in a… (More)
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Highly Cited
2005
Highly Cited
2005
OBJECTIVE To assess the effect of a multifaceted hand hygiene culture-change program on health care worker behaviour, and to… (More)
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Review
2004
Review
2004
The etiology of nosocomial infections, the frequency of contaminated hands with the different nosocomial pathogens, and the role… (More)
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Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
OBJECTIVE Health care-associated infections persist as a major problem in most neonatal intensive care units. Hand hygiene has… (More)
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Highly Cited
2001
Highly Cited
2001
BACKGROUND Most health care workers (HCWs) are aware of the rationale for hand hygiene procedures, yet failure to adhere to… (More)
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