Scientific article

Evaluation of patients' mask use after the implementation of cough etiquette in the emergency department

Published inInfection control and hospital epidemiology, vol. 30, no. 9, p. 904-908
Publication date2009

We developed a patient-based survey to evaluate the impact of a respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette implementation strategy on infection control practices in the emergency department. The frequency of self-reported mask use by coughing patients was low (27%) and often inconsistent. The frequency of use was highest among patients who presented with myalgia (odds ratio, 14.7; P =.02) and among patients who visited the emergency department during January (odds ratio, 4.1; P =.04).

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Cough/epidemiology/prevention & control
  • Emergency Service, Hospital
  • Female
  • Hospitals, University
  • Humans
  • Infection Control/ methods
  • Male
  • Masks/ utilization
  • Middle Aged
  • Patient Compliance/statistics & numerical data
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Questionnaires
  • Respiratory Tract Infections/ prevention & control/transmission
  • Young Adult
Citation (ISO format)
LONGTIN, Yves et al. Evaluation of patients” mask use after the implementation of cough etiquette in the emergency department. In: Infection control and hospital epidemiology, 2009, vol. 30, n° 9, p. 904–908. doi: 10.1086/605471
ISSN of the journal0899-823X

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