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How a smiley protects health: A pilot intervention to improve hand hygiene in hospitals by activating injunctive norms through emoticons

Gaube, Susanne, Tsivrikos, Dimitrios, Dollinger, Daniel and Lermer, Eva (2018) How a smiley protects health: A pilot intervention to improve hand hygiene in hospitals by activating injunctive norms through emoticons. PLOS ONE 13 (5), e0197465.

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Hand hygiene practice in hospitals is unfortunately still widely insufficient, even though it is known that transmitting pathogens via hands is the leading cause of healthcare-associated infections. Previous research has shown that improving knowledge, providing feedback on past behaviour and targeting social norms are promising approaches to improve hand hygiene practices. The present field ...

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Item type:Article
Date:21 May 2018
Institutions:Psychology and Pedagogy > Institut für Psychologie
Psychology and Pedagogy > Institut für Psychologie > Lehrstuhl für Psychologie V (Sozial-, Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie) - Prof. Dr. Peter Fischer
Projects:Open Access Publizieren (DFG)
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10.1371/journal.pone.0197465DOI
Dewey Decimal Classification:100 Philosophy & psychology > 150 Psychology
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:37365
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