The infection risk prevention is one of the main objectives of all health and sanitary systems, since the reduction of the healthcare associated infections is attainable goals through appropriate prevention strategies. Among these, proper hand hygiene of health care professionals and citizens (visitors/outpatients/caregivers, volunteers) is fundamental to reduce the spreading of micro organisms and prevent infections. The purpose of the study is indeed to explore the self-reported hand washing behavior of citizens who access to health facilities and the variables involved in it, using in particular the Theory of Planned Behaviour.

Hand hygiene in health care settings: the citizens' point of view / Foà, Chiara; Tura, GRAZIA ANTONELLA; Camelli, Claudia; Silingardi, Roberta; Malavolti, Monia; Kuenzer, Elisabeth; Carraro, Gabriella; De Paolis, Barbara; Sarli, Leopoldo. - In: ACTA BIO-MEDICA DE L'ATENEO PARMENSE. - ISSN 0392-4203. - 88:1 -S(2017), pp. 40-53.

Hand hygiene in health care settings: the citizens' point of view

Foà, Chiara
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TURA, GRAZIA ANTONELLA;Sarli, Leopoldo
Supervision
2017-01-01

Abstract

The infection risk prevention is one of the main objectives of all health and sanitary systems, since the reduction of the healthcare associated infections is attainable goals through appropriate prevention strategies. Among these, proper hand hygiene of health care professionals and citizens (visitors/outpatients/caregivers, volunteers) is fundamental to reduce the spreading of micro organisms and prevent infections. The purpose of the study is indeed to explore the self-reported hand washing behavior of citizens who access to health facilities and the variables involved in it, using in particular the Theory of Planned Behaviour.
Hand hygiene in health care settings: the citizens' point of view / Foà, Chiara; Tura, GRAZIA ANTONELLA; Camelli, Claudia; Silingardi, Roberta; Malavolti, Monia; Kuenzer, Elisabeth; Carraro, Gabriella; De Paolis, Barbara; Sarli, Leopoldo. - In: ACTA BIO-MEDICA DE L'ATENEO PARMENSE. - ISSN 0392-4203. - 88:1 -S(2017), pp. 40-53.
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