Nurses' motivation to wash their hands: A standardized measurement approach

Carol A. O'Boyle, Susan J. Henly, Laura J Duckett

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Handwashing is a simple procedure that is critical to prevention and control of infections, yet many health care workers (HCWs) do not practice hand hygiene according to recommended guidelines. The Handwashing Assessment Inventory (HAI) is a self-report instrument that is designed to measure the motivational schema of HCWs for handwashing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)136-145
Number of pages10
JournalApplied Nursing Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2001

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Funding Information:
Funding for this work was provided by grants from the Georgetown University School of Nursing, the 3M ENRICH Program, and the Association of Professionals in Infection Control Research Foundation.

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