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Hand hygiene and glove use behavior in an Italian hospital

Pan, Angelo
Mondello, Placido
Catenazzi, Patrizia
Grandi, Annise
Lorenzotti, Silvia
Patroni, Andrea
Poli, Nadia
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Published in Infection control and hospital epidemiology. 2007, vol. 28, no. 9, p. 1099-102
Abstract In an Italian hospital, we observed that hand hygiene was performed in 638 (19.6%) of 3,253 opportunities, whereas gloves were worn in 538 (44.2%) 1,218 of opportunities. We observed an inverse correlation between the intensity of care and the rate of hand hygiene compliance (R2=0.057; P<.001), but no such association was observed for the rate of glove use compliance (R2=0.014; P=.078). Rates of compliance with hand hygiene and glove use recommendations follow different behavioral patterns.
Keywords Gloves, Surgical/utilizationGuideline AdherenceHand Disinfection/standardsHospitals, CommunityHumansInfection ControlItalyPersonnel, Hospital
PMID: 17932835
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Research group Recherche en infectiologie pédiatrique et en pédiatrie générale (853)
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PAN, Angelo et al. Hand hygiene and glove use behavior in an Italian hospital. In: Infection control and hospital epidemiology, 2007, vol. 28, n° 9, p. 1099-102. doi: 10.1086/518457 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:44510

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