Hand hygiene compliance among the nursing staff in freestanding nursing homes in Taiwan: A preliminary study

Wen I. Liu, Shu Yuan Liang, Shu Fang Vivienne Wu, Yeu Hui Chuang

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This study aimed to explore the hand hygiene compliance among the nursing staff in Taiwanese freestanding nursing homes. A descriptive observational research design was used. A total of 782 opportunities for hand hygiene were observed by one trained research assistant in two freestanding nursing homes. The hand-hygiene observation tool was used to assess hand hygiene practice. The overall hand hygiene compliance among nursing staff in nursing homes was only 11.3%. Results further showed that the compliance was greater after contact with body fluids (odds ratio=6.9, confidence interval (CI)=3.75-9.88, P=0.000) and lower before the performance of aseptic procedures (odds ratio=0.15, CI=0.04-0.63, P=0.003) when compared with other activities. Hand hygiene compliance was relatively low among the nursing staff in freestanding nursing homes in Taiwan. To comprehensively analyze this issue, further research involving a larger number of nursing homes and strategies to improve compliance with hand hygiene among the nursing staff at these institutions is needed.

頁(從 - 到)46-52
期刊International Journal of Nursing Practice
出版狀態已發佈 - 二月 2014


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Medicine(all)