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Perceptions of hand hygiene amongst health care workers in Sibu, East Malaysia

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Melanie Birks, M Coyle, J Porter, J Mills
The importance of hand hygiene in preventing the spread of disease is universally accepted. Nonetheless, many health care professionals are not always vigilant in carrying out hand hygiene. We studied perceptions of hand hygiene amongst health care professions in the unique location of Sibu, East Malaysia. A modified World Health Organisation questionnaire was used to gather data that was subjected to descriptive analytical techniques. Research participants recognised the importance of performing hand hygiene both for themselves and others. They rated a number of activities of particular value in promoting hand hygiene, reinforcing those described in the literature. These findings provide a foundation for future studies on hand hygiene.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

8

Issue

1

Start Page

10

End Page

13

Number of Pages

4

ISSN

1996-9783

Location

Malta

Publisher

International Federation of Infection Control

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Learning and Teaching Education Research Centre (LTERC); School of Nursing and Midwifery; School of Nursing, Midwifery and Nutrition;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

International journal of infection control.

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CQUniversity

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