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dc.contributor.authorE. Watkins, Rochelleen_US
dc.contributor.authorWynaden, Dianneen_US
dc.contributor.authorHart, Lindaen_US
dc.contributor.authorLandsborough, Ianen_US
dc.contributor.authorMcGowan, Sunitaen_US
dc.contributor.authorSpeed, Gayeen_US
dc.contributor.authorOrb, Angelicaen_US
dc.contributor.authorHenderson, Sarasen_US
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Sallyen_US
dc.contributor.authorCalnan, Wendyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:23:24Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:23:24Z
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.date.modified2013-05-28T00:10:21Z
dc.identifier.issn10376178en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.5172/conu.2006.22.1.109en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/26878
dc.description.abstractInfection control practice is a cornerstone of modern health care. However, there is minimal research into health professionals' perception of infection control practices and how those perceptions influence staff compliance with recommended protocols. The objective of this study was to explore health care professionals' perceptions of infection control practices in relation to the management of infectious diseases. A grounded theory approach was used as the research framework. Semi-structured interviews were completed with a sample of 16 nurses and doctors working at hospitals in Western Australia. Four major categories emerged from the data. These were: knowledge, culture, conflict, and risk assessment. The findings indicate the importance of both individual and organisational factors in determining clinicians' levels of compliance with recommended infection control practices. Identification of the factors that influence health professionals' level of compliance can be used to develop strategies to support long-term compliance with infection control practices.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publishereContent Management Pty Ltden_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom109en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto118en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalContemporary Nurseen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume22en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode321199en_US
dc.titlePerceptions of infection control practices among health professionalsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2006
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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