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dc.contributor.authorJenner, E.A.
dc.contributor.authorFletcher, Ben
dc.contributor.authorWatson, P.
dc.contributor.authorJones, F.
dc.contributor.authorMiller, L.K.
dc.contributor.authorScott, G.M.
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-20T08:37:34Z
dc.date.available2008-05-20T08:37:34Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.citationJenner , E A , Fletcher , B , Watson , P , Jones , F , Miller , L K & Scott , G M 2006 , ' Discrepancy between self-reported and observed hand hygiene behaviour in healthcare professionals ' , Journal of Hospital Infection , vol. 63 , no. 4 , pp. 418-422 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2006.03.012
dc.identifier.issn0195-6701
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 133200
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 4e60e499-b0dd-4fe6-a683-4ffbc7f42639
dc.identifier.otherdspace: 2299/2022
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 33745727902
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/2022
dc.description.abstractHand hygiene behaviour in 71 healthcare professionals was observed on hospital wards for a total of 132h, encompassing 1284 hand hygiene opportunities. Questionnaires completed by the participants were used to compare actual behaviours with self-reported behaviours, as well as intentions and attitudes towards hand hygiene. Observed practice showed very poor rates of adherence to guidelines and indicated that staff failed to take account of risk, even with patients colonized with meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Observed practice was unrelated to carers' intentions and self-reported behaviour. The results suggest that hand hygiene interventions that target changes in attitudes, intentions or self-reported practice are likely to fail in terms of changing behaviour, and consideration is given to how this could be remedieden
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Hospital Infection
dc.subjectPsychology
dc.titleDiscrepancy between self-reported and observed hand hygiene behaviour in healthcare professionalsen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Adult Nursing and Primary Care
dc.contributor.institutionHealth & Human Sciences Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Psychology
dc.contributor.institutionPsychology
dc.contributor.institutionApplied and Practice-based Research
dc.contributor.institutionBehaviour Change in Health and Business
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
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