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Effect of Wearing a Novel Electronic Wearable Device on Hand Hygiene Compliance Among Health Care Workers: A Stepped-Wedge Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial

Published inJAMA Network Open, vol. 4, no. 2, e2035331
Publication date2021
Abstract

Importance: Hand hygiene (HH) is essential to prevent hospital-acquired infections. Objective: To determine whether providing real-time feedback on a simplified HH action improves compliance with the World Health Organization's "5 Moments" and the quality of the HH action. Design, setting, and participants: This open-label, cluster randomized, stepped-wedge clinical trial was conducted between June 1, 2017, and January 6, 2018 (with a follow-up in March 2018), in a geriatric hospital of the University of Geneva Hospitals, Switzerland. All 12 wards and 97 of 306 eligible health care workers (HCWs) volunteered to wear a novel electronic wearable device that delivered real-time feedback on duration of hand rubbing and application of a hand-sized customized volume of alcohol-based handrub (ABHR).

Keywords
  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Cross Infection/prevention & control
  • Female
  • Formative Feedback
  • Guideline Adherence
  • Hand Disinfection/standards
  • Hand Hygiene
  • Hand Sanitizers
  • Health Personnel
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nurses
  • Nursing Assistants
  • Physical Therapists
  • Quality Improvement
  • Random Allocation
  • Wearable Electronic Devices
  • Workload
Funding
  • Swiss National Science Foundation - 2003B_163262
  • Autre - Infection Control Program (SPCI) and Faculty of Medicine,University of Geneva Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
Citation (ISO format)
PIRES, Daniela et al. Effect of Wearing a Novel Electronic Wearable Device on Hand Hygiene Compliance Among Health Care Workers: A Stepped-Wedge Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial. In: JAMA Network Open, 2021, vol. 4, n° 2, p. e2035331. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.35331
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