The objective of this analysis was to understand the relationship between knowledge and attitudes regarding methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and hand hygiene behavior based on a baseline survey administered to Veterans with spinal cord injuries and disorders. Higher knowledge was associated with higher attitude scores (r = 0.35, P =.003), but knowledge and attitudes were not associated with behavior. Also, those with quadriplegia had higher knowledge scores (P =.03). Knowledge and attitudes, although related, do not appear to fully explain patients' hand hygiene behavior.
- Hand hygiene behavior
- Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
- Spinal cord injury
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health Policy
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
- Infectious Diseases