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Acceptance Rate of Hand Hygiene in Health Worker

Author(s): Farzane Farbakhsh | Tayebe Shafieezadeh | Seyed Mohsen Zahraei | Zahra Pezeshki | Parisa Hodaiee | Fariba Farnoosh | Ali Ramezankhani

Journal: Iranian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine
ISSN 1680-0192

Volume: 18;
Issue: 61;
Start page: 9;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: hand washing | healthcare worker

AbstrctBackground and objectives: Transmission pathogens in hospital environment usually are spread through contaminated hands of health care workers. Transmitted infections by health care workers are major problem in survival. The objective of the study was to assess the hand washing by healthcare workers in different opportunities in different wards of the hospital.Material and methods: A cross sectional approach was used in three type hospitals: academic hospital, non-academic general public hospitals and private hospital. Direct observation of hand washing in Healthcare workers in potential opportunities, groups, type of detergent, type of hospital and shifts were analyzed by chi-square in Spss18.Results: Overall, 21.9% had hand washing. The rate of hand washing had significant difference in potential opportunities (p

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