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Evidence base for hand hygiene

The cleanyourhands campaign has been designed taking into consideration seminal research in the area of hand hygiene. Please search for evidence via the NHS Evidence search box below. Alternatively, you can search the cleanyourhands repository which is below the NHS Evidence search box.


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cleanyourhands repository

AuthorTitleJournal and volumeYearCategories
Pratt RJ et alepic2: National Evidence-Based Guidelines for Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections in NHS...Journal of Hospital Infection (2007) 65S, S1 ? S642007Policy and guidance
Porzig-Drummond R, Stevenson R, Case T, Oaten MCan the emotion of disgust be harnessed to promote hand hygiene? Experimental and field-based...Social Science & Medicine;68(6):1006-122009Hand hygiene practice
Pittet D.Hand hygiene: improved standards and practice for hospital careCurrent Opinion in Infectious Diseases; 16(4):327-335.2003Hand hygiene practice
Pittet D.Improving compliance with hand hygiene in hospitalsInfection Control & Hospital Epidemiology; 21(6):381-386.2000Hand hygiene products and technologies, Behaviour and compliance
Pittet D, Mourouga P, Perneger TV. Compliance with handwashing in a teaching hospitalAnnals of Internal Medicine, 1999; 130(2):126-130.1999Hand hygiene practice, Behaviour and compliance
Pittet D, Hugonnet S, Harbath S, et al.Effectiveness of a hospital-wide programme to improve compliance with hand hygieneThe Lancet 2000: 356(9238):1307-122000Hand hygiene campaigns, Behaviour and compliance
Picheansathian W, Pearson A, Suchaxaya PThe effectiveness of a promotion programme on hand hygiene compliance and nosocomial infections in...International Journal of Nursing Practice; 14(4):315-321.2008Hand hygiene campaigns, Hand hygiene practice
Pessoa-Silva CL, Posfay-Barbe K, Pfister R, Touveneau S, Perneger TV, Pittet D.Attitudes and perceptions toward hand hygiene among healthcare workers caring for critically ill...Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology; 26(3):305-311.2005Hand hygiene practice
Pessoa-Silva CL, Hugonnet S, Pfister R, Touveneau S, Dharan S, Posfay-Barbe K et alReduction of health care associated infection risk in neonates by successful hand hygiene promotionPediatrics 2007; 120:e382-3902007Hand hygiene practice
Patarakul K, Tan-Khum A, Kanha S, Padungpean D, Jaichaiyapum OOCross-sectional survey of hand-hygiene compliance and attitudes of health care workers and visitors...Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand; 88 Suppl 4:S287-S293.2005Hand hygiene practice, Evaluation and audit, Patient and public participation, Behaviour and...