Midwestern US University: A Case Study

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Hand hygiene is an important skill to know because many people can share infectious diseases such as the common cold, influenza, and gastrointestinal infection (GI). For example If I was sick and I touched the school doorknob to the classroom and following behind me was another student who was not sick would also touch the same doorknob, may end up getting the same illness I had. Few outcomes that infectious disease can cause are hospitalization, absence from work/class, lost of productivity and death. This is just a small example of how people can pass illness just by touch. At the Midwestern US University the employees took a survey that was given randomly to the University employees, which tested the theory of planned behavior to guess hand hygiene practices and beliefs. The purpose of this study was to see the performance and beliefs on hand hygiene of the employees from the public university.…show more content…
The email that was sent out to the 1600 employees encouraged them to take the survey, and at the end of the survey there was an incentive. The incentive at the end of the survey was a link that took the participants to a secured website which entered them for a drawing to win a $10 gift card. The surveys were sent out on March 7, 2012 and they stayed open until April 2, 2012. The survey was made and measured by the five-point Likert scale: with 5 being strongly agreed to 1 being strongly disagreed. The survey included hand hygiene practices and three distant beliefs; normative expectations of others, behavioral control, and benefits of performing hand

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