Effect of the Intelligent Health Messenger Box on health care professionals' knowledge, attitudes, and practice related to hand hygiene and hand bacteria counts.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We assessed the effectiveness of the Intelligent Health Messenger Box in promoting hand hygiene using a quasiexperimental design. Knowledge, attitudes, and self-reported practices related to hand hygiene as well as hand bacteria counts and amount of liquid soap used were measured. The intervention involved broadcasting preventive audio messages. All outcomes showed significant change after the intervention compared with before. The Intelligent Health Messenger Box can serve as a practical way to improve hand hygiene.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Saffari, M; Ghanizadeh, G; Fattahipour, R; Khalaji, K; Pakpour, AH; Koenig, HG

Published Date

  • December 1, 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 44 / 12

Start / End Page

  • e283 - e285

PubMed ID

  • 27908438

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1527-3296

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ajic.2016.09.011


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States