Social norms, behavior change interventions, and hand hygiene practice in household, school and community settings (Doctoral dissertation).

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Wichaidit, W., (2018). Social norms, behavior change interventions, and hand hygiene practice in household, school and community settings (Doctoral dissertation). Available from University at Buffalo Theses and Dissertations (URI http://hdl.handle.net/10477/79401)
Low and middle-income countries face a high burden of infectious diseases, especially among young children. Hand hygiene, the act of washing one's hands with water and soap or cle…

Improvement of hand hygiene compliance in a private hospital using the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) method.

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Demirel, A., (2019). Improvement of hand hygiene compliance in a private hospital using the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) method. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences, 35(3), 721-725.
Objective: Improving the compliance to hand hygiene in healthcare providers is important to reduce healthcare-associated infections. This study aimed to compare the compliance rat…

Assessment of correlated of hand hygiene compliance among final year medical students: A cross-sectional study in the Netherlands.

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Erasmus, V., Otto, S., De Roos, E., van Eijsden, R., Vos, M.C., Burdorf, A., & van Beech, E., (2020). Assessment of correlated of hand hygiene compliance among final year medical students: A cross-sectional study in the Netherlands. BMJ Open, 10, e029484.
Objectives To identify the factors that influence the hand hygiene compliance of final year medical students, using a theoretical behavioural framework.
 Design Cross-sectional s…

A systematic review of hand-hygiene and environmental-disinfection interventions settings with children.

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Staniford, L.J., & Schmidtke, K.A., (2020). A systematic review of hand-hygiene and environmental-disinfection interventions settings with children. BMC Public Health, 20, 195.
Background: Helping adults and children develop better hygiene habits is an important public health focus. As infection causing bacteria can live on one’s body and in the surround…

Can educational speech intervention improve visitors’ hand hygiene compliance?

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El Marjiya Villarreal, S., Khan, S., Oduwole, M., Sutanto, E., Vleck, K., Katz, M., & Greenough, W.B., (in press). Can educational speech intervention improve visitors’ hand hygiene compliance? Journal of Hospital Infection.
Background: Hand hygiene, a simple and low-cost measure, remains the leading inter- vention for reducing the burden related to healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). While many …

Determinants of hand hygiene behaviour based on the Theory of Interpersonal Behaviour.

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Kupfer, T.R., Wyles, K.J., Watson, F., La Ragione, R.M., Chambers, M.A., & Macdonald, A.S., (2019). Determinants of hand hygiene behaviour based on the Theory of Interpersonal Behaviour. Journal of Infection Prevention, 20(5), 232-237.
Background: Many investigations into the determinants of hand hygiene (HH) behaviour have explored only individual predictors or were designed according to arguably overly simplis…

A program to improve the hand hygiene compliance of Hong Kong preschoolers with an insight into their absenteeism.

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Or, P. P.-L., Ching, P.T.Y., & Chung, J.W.Y., (2019). A program to improve the hand hygiene compliance of Hong Kong preschoolers with an insight into their absenteeism. American Journal of Infection Control, 47, 498-503.
Background: Hand hygiene prevents cross-infection and is the most effective defense against contagious dis- eases. Preschoolers, without proper hand hygiene skills, are a vulnerab…

Visibility and transmission: Complexities around promoting hand hygiene in young children – A qualitative study.

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Biezen, R., Grando, D., Mazza, D., & Brijnath, B., (2019). Visibility and transmission: Complexities around promoting hand hygiene in young children – A qualitative study. BMC Public Health, 19, 398.
Background: Effective hand hygiene practice can reduce transmission of diseases such as respiratory tract infections (RTIs) and gastrointestinal infections, especially in young ch…

Stethoscope hygiene: Using cultures and real-time feedback with bioluminescence-based adenosine triphosphate technology to change behavior.

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Holleck, J.L., Campbell, S., Alrawili, H., Frank, C., Merchant, N., Rodwin, B., … & Dembry, L., (2020). Stethoscope hygiene: Using cultures and real-time feedback with bioluminescence-based adenosine triphosphate technology to change behavior. American Journal of Infection Control, 48, 380-385.
Background: Stethoscope hygiene is rarely done despite guideline recommendations. We wanted to determine whether demonstrating what is growing on the stethoscopes of providers via…

Impact of a teacher-led school handwashing program on children’s handwashing with soap at school and home in Bihar, India.

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Tidwell, J.B., Gopalakrishnan, A., Unni, A., Sheth, E., Daryanani, A., Singh, S., & Sidibe, M., (2020). Impact of a teacher-led school handwashing program on children’s handwashing with soap at school and home in Bihar, India. PLoS ONE, 15(2), e0229655.
Handwashing with soap is an important preventive health behavior, and yet promoting this behavior has proven challenging. We report the results of a program that trained teachers …

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