An Innovative Strategy to Increase Patient Hand Hygiene Autonomy of Hospitalized Adults
Repository Posting Date2018-04-02T19:24:02Z
Author(s)Knighton, Shanina C.
Level of EvidenceRandomized Controlled Trial
Research ApproachQuantitative Research
CINAHL HeadingsHandwashing -- Education; Patient Compliance; Patient Education -- Methods; Inpatients; Patient Education; Cross Infection -- Prevention and Control; Cross Infection; Patient Centered Care
Despite recognition that patients carry pathogens on their hands and demonstrate poor hand hygiene practice, little attention has been given to interventions that increase hand hygiene practices of patients. Studies that have attempted to improve patient hand hygiene practice lack sustainability due to dependability on healthcare staff, however no prior studies have considered ways to improve independent patient hand hygiene practice. One such approach is using a multi-modal education intervention centered around patients that will promote patient self-practice.
DescriptionThis dissertation has also been disseminated through Ohio Link: https://etd.ohiolink.edu/pg_10?0::NO:10:P10_ACCESSION_NUM:case1489708859944739. The author retains copyright.
Degree GrantorCase Western Reserve University
Date of Publication2018-04-02
NotesThis item has not gone through this repository's peer-review process, but has been accepted by the indicated university or college in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the specified degree.
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