Helping Hands: Promoting Hand Hygiene in Hospital Nurses

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified October 2007 by Radboud University.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
ZonMw: The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development
Information provided by:
Radboud University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00548015
First received: October 22, 2007
Last updated: September 30, 2009
Last verified: October 2007
  Purpose

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 Intervention
Handwashing
Behavioral: state-of-the art strategy and extented strategy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: 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.

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Further study details as provided by Radboud University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Percentage of adherence of opportunities for hand hygiene [ Time Frame: march 2008, october 2008, may 2009, november 2009 ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Team climate, Cost effectiveness [ Time Frame: december 2008, june 2009 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 900
Study Start Date: March 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: November 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: November 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
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

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
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
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00548015

Locations
Netherlands
Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, PObox 9101
Nijmegen, Netherlands, 6500 HB
Canisius Wilhelmina Ziekenhuis
Nijmegen, Netherlands, 6500 GS
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
  More Information

No publications provided by Radboud University

Additional 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
Study First Received: October 22, 2007
Last Updated: September 30, 2009
Health Authority: Netherlands: The Central Committee on Research Involving Human Subjects (CCMO)

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