Behavioral intention of physician trainees and medical students to practice hand hygiene

Heather M. Limper, Grant Barton, Michael McGinty, Emily Landon, Carol O'Boyle, Shalini Reddy, Stephen G. Weber

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Abstract

Physician trainees were surveyed to assess intention to performhand hygiene (HH). Compared with preclinical medical students (MS), clinical MS and residents reported less confidence that HH prevents carrying home microorganisms (P=.006, P=.003) or protects oneself from antibiotic-resistant microorganisms (P=.01, P=.006). Clinical trainees may need targeted interventions focusing on intention to perform HH.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1102-1105
Number of pages4
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume34
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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