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dc.contributor.authorvan de Mortel, T
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-21T01:39:09Z
dc.date.available2017-09-21T01:39:09Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.date.modified2013-12-03T00:18:10Z
dc.identifier.issn0813-0531
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/54759
dc.description.abstractObjective: To determine the reliability and validity of a hand hygiene questionnaire (HHQ) developed to examine health care students’ hand hygiene knowledge, beliefs and practices. Design: Pilot testing of the HHQ Setting: Undergraduate students of nursing undergoing university education Subjects: The HHQ was administered to 14 student nurse volunteers in the final year of their undergraduate degree and to another 45 volunteers following revision. Main outcome measures: Main outcomes measures were test-retest coefficients, Cronbach’s alpha values and mean inter-item correlations of the scale items. Results: The face validity of the HHQ was high. Cronbach’s alpha values of 0.80, 0.74 and 0.77 were obtained for the Hand Hygiene Beliefs scale (HBS), the Hand Hygiene Practices Inventory (HHPI), and the Hand Hygiene Importance Scale (HIS) following removal of items with low item-to-total correlations or zero variance. The mean item-to-total correlations of the HBS, HHPI and IS were 0.37, 0.33, and 0.61 respectively. The two-week test-retest coefficients for each scale were 0.85, 0.79 and 0.89 respectively. Socially desirable responding was identified in participants’ responses to the HBS using the 11-item short form of the Marlowe-Crowne Social Desirability scale. Conclusions: The HHQ demonstrated adequate reliability and validity and should be further tested on a wider sample of health care students.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherRoyal Australian Nursing Federation
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.ajan.com.au/ajan_26.3.html
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom9
dc.relation.ispartofpageto16
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Journal of Advanced Nursing
dc.relation.ispartofvolume26
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Nursing: Primary (Preventative)
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111002
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1110
dc.titleDevelopment of a questionnaire to assess health care students’ hand hygiene knowledge, beliefs and practices
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.date.issued2009
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gro.griffith.authorvan de Mortel, Thea F.


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