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Helping Hands: Promoting Hand Hygiene in Hospital Nurses

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00548015
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified October 2007 by Radboud University.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : October 23, 2007
Last Update Posted : October 1, 2009
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
ZonMw: The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development
Information provided by:
Radboud University

Brief Summary:
Hand hygiene prescriptions are the most important measure in the prevention of hospital acquired infections. Yet compliance rates are generally below 50% of all opportunities for hand hygiene adherence. This study will test the short- and long term effects of two strategies for promoting hand hygiene in hospital nurses

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Handwashing Behavioral: state-of-the art strategy and extented strategy Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 900 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: HELPING HANDS: a Comparison of Short- and Long Term Effects of Alternative Strategies for Promoting Hand Hygiene in Hospital Nurses.
Study Start Date : March 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date : November 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date : November 2009

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: State of the Art strategy
education, reminders, performance feedback,
Behavioral: state-of-the art strategy and extented strategy
state-of-the art: education, reminders, performance feedback, extented:state-of-the art and coaching ward manager,modeling of informal leaders, norm and target setting

Experimental: extended strategy
state-of-the art and coaching ward manager,modeling of informal leaders, norm and target setting
Behavioral: state-of-the art strategy and extented strategy
state-of-the art: education, reminders, performance feedback, extented:state-of-the art and coaching ward manager,modeling of informal leaders, norm and target setting




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Percentage of adherence of opportunities for hand hygiene [ Time Frame: march 2008, october 2008, may 2009, november 2009 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Team climate, Cost effectiveness [ Time Frame: december 2008, june 2009 ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Hand hygiene opportunities at the point of patient care

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Hand hygiene opportunities not concerning patient care like personal hygiene

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00548015


Locations
Netherlands
Canisius Wilhelmina Ziekenhuis
Nijmegen, Netherlands, 6500 GS
Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, PObox 9101
Nijmegen, Netherlands, 6500 HB
Elisabeth Ziekenhuis
Tilburg, Netherlands, 5000 LC
Sponsors and Collaborators
Radboud University
ZonMw: The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development
Investigators
Study Chair: Theo van Achterberg, PhD RN Centre for Quality of Care Research

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Prof. Theo van Achterberg PhD, RN, IQ healthcare Radboud University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00548015     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RG000279
ZonMw 945-17-101
First Posted: October 23, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 1, 2009
Last Verified: October 2007