CitationAiello, Allison E.; Malinis, Maricar; Knapp, Jennifer K.; & Mody, Lona (2009). The Influence of Knowledge, Perceptions, and Beliefs, on Hand Hygiene Practices in Nursing Homes. American Journal of Infection Control, 37(2), 164-167. PMCID: PMC3319389
AbstractThere are few studies that have assessed factors influencing infection control practices among health care workers (HCW) in nursing homes. We conducted a cross-sectional survey of HCWs (N = 392) in 4 nursing homes to assess whether knowledge, beliefs, and perceptions influence reported hand hygiene habits. Positive perceptions and beliefs regarding effectiveness of infection control in nursing homes were associated with reported appropriate glove use and fingernail characteristics, respectively, among HCWs. Further research on hand hygiene interventions, including targeted educational in-services should be conducted in the nursing home setting.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Author(s)Aiello, Allison E.
Knapp, Jennifer K.