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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
Lee K, Huber M, Davidson P. Research or audit? The benefits and limitations of structured observation of the hand hygiene...Br J Infection Control, 2008; 9(2).2008Evaluation and audit, Policy and guidance
Lingaas E, Fagernes M. Development of a method to measure bacterial transfer from hands.Journal of Hospital Infection;72(1):43-92009Interventions
Littau C.Clean up on hand hygiene compliance;16(10):32-34.Materials Management in Health Care2007Hand hygiene practice, Behaviour and compliance
MacDonald A, Dinah F, MacKenzie D, Wilson A. Performance feedback of hand hygiene, using alcohol gel as the skin decontaminant, reduces the...Journal of Hospital Infection, 2004; 56(1):56-632004Hand hygiene products and technologies, Hand hygiene practice
Magiorakos AP, Suetens C, Boyd L, Costa C, Cunney R, Drouvot V, et alNational hand hygiene campaigns in Europe, 2000-2009. Euro Surveill 2009;14(17)2009Hand hygiene campaigns
Makay O, Icoz G, Yilmaz A, Kolcu FHandwashing habits of intensive care workers.Ulusal Travma ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi; 14(2):149-1532008Hand hygiene practice
Markogiannakis A, Fildisis G, Tsiplakou S, Ikonomidis A, Koutsoukou A, Pournaras S et al. Cross-transmission of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii clonal strains causing episodes...Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, 2008; 29(5):410-418.2008Policy and guidance
Maskerine C, Loeb M. Improving adherence to hand hygiene among health care workers.Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions2006; 26(3):244-251Hand hygiene practice, Behaviour and compliance
Maskerine C, Loeb M.26(3):244-251.Improving adherence to hand hygiene among health care workersJournal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 2006 Summer;26(3):244-51.2006Hand hygiene practice
Maury E, Moussa N, Lakermi C, Barbut F, Offenstadt G. Compliance of health care workers to hand hygiene: Awareness of being observed is important [8].Intensive Care Medicine, 2006; 32(12):2088-2089.2006Evaluation and audit, Behaviour and compliance