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Journal of Korean Critical Care Nursing 2018;11(1):101-109.
Published online February 28, 2018.

간호사의 손위생 지식, 인식 및 자가 보고 손위생 수행률에 대한 조사 연구
차경숙, 고지운, 한시현, 정경희
1선문대학교
2단국대학교의과대학부속병원 감염관리팀
3단국대학교의과대학부속병원 감염관리팀
A Survey of Nurses' Hand Hygiene Knowledge, Perception and Hand Hygiene Performance Rate
Kyeong Sook Cha, Ji Woon Ko, Si Hyeon Han, Kyung Hee Jung
1Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing Science, Sun Moon University, Chungnam, Korea. jiwoon5275@sunmoon.ac.kr
2Team Manager, Infection Control Department, Dankook University Hospital, Chungnam, Korea.
3Staff Nurse, Infection Control Department, Dankook University Hospital, Chungnam, Korea.
Abstract
PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to identify the knowledge, perception and hand hygiene performance rate of hospital nurses and to identify any correlation between them.
METHOD
Data were collected from 205 nurses working in a university hospital in Chungcheong-do. A self-report survey method was utilized. Participants completed the hand hygiene knowledge questionnaire.
RESULTS
The average knowledge of hand hygiene was 11.76 (out of 18 points), and the average perception of hand hygiene was 35.55 (out of 96). The hand hygiene performance rate was 85.62%. Knowledge of hand hygiene showed significant differences according to age (F = 75.821, p < .001), gender (t = 25.049, p < .001) and working period (F = 24.843, p < .001). The most important explanatory factor in hand hygiene performance was hand hygiene perception (β= .26), followed by working period (β= .14). These variables accounted for 10.0% of subjects' hand hygiene performance.
CONCLUSION
The results of this study suggest that continuous and effective education is needed to strengthen knowledge and perception of the importance of hand hygiene practice for nurses to prevent healthcare-associated infections.
Key Words: Hand hygiene, Nurse, Healthcare associated infection, Knowledge, Perception
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