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dc.contributor.authorNg, Wai Khuan
dc.contributor.authorShaban, Ramon Z
dc.contributor.authorvan de Mortel, Thea
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-20T23:43:11Z
dc.date.available2020-05-20T23:43:11Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn2468-0451en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.idh.2019.01.002en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/394082
dc.description.abstractBackground: Hand hygiene with ABHR is more effective, time-saving and skin-friendly than traditional handwashing. However, alcohol-based hand rub (ABHR) use can be an obstacle for specific religions. The study aimed to test the effect of a modified hand hygiene program featuring religion-relevant, culturally-specific interventions on compliance and beliefs about ABHR use. Methods: A cohort study design was employed between August and November 2017 at a large tertiary hospital in the United Arab Emirates. Hand hygiene audit data and a cross-sectional survey were used to measure the impact of the modified hand hygiene program on compliance with, and beliefs about, ABHR use. Results: The intervention group had higher mean compliance with overt (p = 0.002) and covert (p = 0.04) ABHR use post-intervention, and higher mean compliance with overt ABHR use (p = 0.002) than the control group. The intervention group had more positive religious beliefs (p = 0.01) about ABHR use than the control group. Conclusion: Implementing a hand hygiene program featuring tailored religion-relevant interventions in a culturally appropriate way had a positive effect on compliance with, and beliefs about, ABHR use.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom115en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto123en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInfection, Disease & Healthen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume24en_US
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technologyen_US
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicineen_US
dc.subject.keywordsPublic, Environmental & Occupational Healthen_US
dc.subject.keywordsHand hygieneen_US
dc.subject.keywordsAlcohol-based hand ruben_US
dc.titleThe effect of a hand hygiene program featuring tailored religion-relevant interventions on healthcare workers' hand rubbing compliance and beliefs in the United Arab Emirates: A cohort studyen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articlesen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationNg, WK; Shaban, RZ; van de Mortel, T, The effect of a hand hygiene program featuring tailored religion-relevant interventions on healthcare workers' hand rubbing compliance and beliefs in the United Arab Emirates: A cohort study, Infection, Disease & Health, 2019, 24 (3), pp. 115-123en_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-01-22
dc.date.updated2020-05-20T23:39:01Z
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gro.griffith.authorvan de Mortel, Thea F.
gro.griffith.authorShaban, Ramon Z.


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