Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition handwashing
Treatment state-of-the art strategy and extented strategy
Sponsor Radboud University
Collaborator ZonMw: The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development
Start date March 2008
End date November 2009
Trial size 900 participants
Trial identifier NCT00548015, RG000279, ZonMw 945-17-101

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

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification safety study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose prevention
Arm
(Active Comparator)
education, reminders, performance feedback,
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)
state-of-the art and coaching ward manager,modeling of informal leaders, norm and target setting
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 Outcomes

Measure
Percentage of adherence of opportunities for hand hygiene
time frame: march 2008, october 2008, may 2009, november 2009

Secondary Outcomes

Measure
Team climate, Cost effectiveness
time frame: december 2008, june 2009

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants of any age.

Inclusion Criteria: - Hand hygiene opportunities at the point of patient care Exclusion Criteria: - Hand hygiene opportunities not concerning patient care like personal hygiene

Additional Information

Official title HELPING HANDS: a Comparison of Short- and Long Term Effects of Alternative Strategies for Promoting Hand Hygiene in Hospital Nurses.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in September 2009.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Radboud University.