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Hand(y) hygiene insights: Applying three theoretical models to investigate hospital patients’ and visitors’ hand hygiene behavior

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Gaube, Susanne ; Fischer, Peter ; Lermer, Eva
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 16 Mar 2021 16:02


Background Improving hand hygiene in hospitals is the most efficient method to prevent healthcare-associated infections. The hand hygiene behavior of hospital patients and visitors is not well-researched, although they pose a risk for the transmission of pathogens. Therefore, the present study had three aims: (1) Finding a suitable theoretical model to explain patients’ and visitors’ hand ...


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