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

URN to cite this document:
urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-373656
DOI to cite this document:
10.5283/epub.37365
Gaube, Susanne ; Tsivrikos, Dimitrios ; Dollinger, Daniel ; Lermer, Eva
Date of publication of this fulltext: 24 May 2018 10:16


Abstract

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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