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dc.contributor.authorKhuan, Ngen_US
dc.contributor.authorShaban, Ramonen_US
dc.contributor.authorvan de Mortel, Theadoraen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-29T13:15:28Z
dc.date.available2019-05-29T13:15:28Z
dc.date.issued2018en_US
dc.identifier.issn2468-0451en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.idh.2018.07.004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/381942
dc.description.abstractBackground: Behavioural theory is crucial to develop effective hand hygiene interventions. While studies have explored the behavioural determinants of hand hygiene in healthcare workers (HCWs) using the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB), none of these have incorporated religious and cultural beliefs about hand hygiene behaviour. This study aimed to explore HCWs' and Islamic scholars’ perceptions of the religious and cultural beliefs influencing hand hygiene behaviours in the United Arab Emirates. Methods: A mixed methods design employed interviews with Islamic scholars, nurses, doctors and allied health professionals, followed by survey. Results: Six themes related to standard TPB variables and six themes related to religious and cultural beliefs emerged. 349 participants (26.1%) responded to the survey: 171 (49%), 111 (31.8%) and 67 (19.2%) were from nurses, doctors and allied health professionals respectively. Direct logistic regression revealed the strongest predictors of alcohol-based hand rubbing were cultural beliefs (OR = 1.15; p < 0.001), followed by attitudes (OR = 0.87; p < 0.001), when controlling for other factors in the model. Conclusion: Addressing determinants related to cultural beliefs and attitudes and exploring alcohol-based hand rub use using a TPB model with integrated cultural beliefs is an important strategy to improve compliance with alcohol-based hand rubbing behaviour.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.publisher.placeNetherlandsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom225en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto236en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInfection, Disease & Healthen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume23en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciences not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode110399en_US
dc.titleThe influence of religious and cultural beliefs on hand hygiene behaviour in the United Arab Emiratesen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articlesen_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0en_US
dc.description.versionPost-printen_US
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