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Improving healthcare worker hand hygiene adherence before patient contact: A multimodal intervention of hand hygiene practice in Three Japanese tertiary care centers

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Hospital Medicine, October 2015
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Title
Improving healthcare worker hand hygiene adherence before patient contact: A multimodal intervention of hand hygiene practice in Three Japanese tertiary care centers
Published in
Journal of Hospital Medicine, October 2015
DOI 10.1002/jhm.2491
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Authors

Tomoko Sakihama, Hitoshi Honda, Sanjay Saint, Karen E. Fowler, Toru Kamiya, Yumiko Sato, Ritsuko Iuchi, Yasuharu Tokuda

Abstract

Though hand hygiene is an important method of preventing healthcare-associated infection, we found suboptimal hand hygiene adherence among healthcare workers in 4 diverse Japanese hospitals (adherence rates of 11%-25%). Our goal was to assess multimodal hand hygiene intervention coupled with a contest to improve hand hygiene adherence. A total of 3 to 4 inpatient wards in 3 Japanese hospitals. Pre-post intervention study. The intervention was a multimodal hand hygiene intervention recommended by the World Health Organization that was tailored to each facility. The hospital with the highest adherence after the intervention was given $5000 US dollars and a trophy, provided by an American coinvestigator unaffiliated with any of the Japanese hospitals. We tracked hand hygiene adherence rates before patient contact for each unit and hospital and compared these to pre-intervention adherence rates. We observed 2982 postintervention provider-patient encounters in 10 units across 3 hospitals. Hand hygiene adherence rates were improved overall after the intervention (18% pre- to 33% postintervention; P < 0.001), but postintervention adherence rates varied considerably: hospital A + 29%, B + 5%, C + 8%. Hospital A won the contest with 40% adherence after the intervention. Using a novel contest coupled with a multimodal intervention successfully improved hand hygiene rates among Japanese healthcare workers. Given the overall low rates, however, further improvement is necessary. Journal of Hospital Medicine 2015. © 2015 Society of Hospital Medicine.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Gambia 1 2%
Unknown 45 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 10 22%
Researcher 6 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 13%
Student > Bachelor 6 13%
Other 4 9%
Other 9 20%
Unknown 5 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 17 37%
Nursing and Health Professions 12 26%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 4%
Social Sciences 2 4%
Arts and Humanities 1 2%
Other 5 11%
Unknown 7 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 61. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 May 2020.
All research outputs
#338,069
of 15,148,633 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Hospital Medicine
#73
of 1,529 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#8,173
of 250,835 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Hospital Medicine
#3
of 42 outputs
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