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Health Teams' Defiance towards Hand Hygiene Compliance

Research Authors
karima Abo ella Mouhamed, Ghada Hassan Ahmed
Research Date
Research Department
Research Journal
Assiut Scientific Nursing Journal
Research Member
Research Publisher
Assiut Scientific Nursing Journal
Research Vol
Volume 9, Issue 26, Summer 2021, Page 100-120
Research Website
urnal DOI: 10.21608/ASNJ.2021.98739.1241
Research Year
Volume 9, Issue 26, Summer 2021, Page 100-120
Volume 9, Issue 26, Summer 2021, Page 100-120
Research Abstract
Background: Hand hygiene has been found to minimize the incidence and spread of hospital-acquired infections when practiced consistently. Aim: To assess health teams' defiance opinion towards hand hygiene compliance. Design: Descriptive exploratory research design was used. Setting: It was conducted in General Surgery Department and Special Surgery (Plastic surgery & Burn department, Orthopedic Surgery and Vascular Surgery) at Main Assiut University Hospital, Egypt. Sample: 200 of health team members. Tools: One tool used for data collection; hand hygiene compliance audit questionnaire, it consisted of 3 parts; demographic data, health teams compliance with hand hygiene practice and the reasons for non-compliance. Results: The highest percent of them were nurses, females, married (88%, 70.5% and 65% respectively) and belong to age group from 26 to 40 years. Less than half (43%) of them was worked in general surgery. 57% of them had diploma degree and (63%) had ≥ 10 years of experience. The highest percentage of the studied subjects had a poor compliance level of hand hygiene, hand rub, and gloves wearing. Conclusion: level of non-compliance was high and the major reason for health team defiance to hand hygiene compliance was; staff did not aware with 5 moments indications of hand hygiene. Recommendations: Apply developed program in the study setting for health teams regarding compliance to hand hygiene.