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Technical note: Assessment of blinding of hand hygiene observers in randomized controlled trials of hand hygiene interventions

Fuller, C; Besser, S; Cookson, BD; Fragaszy, E; Gardiner, J; McAteer, J; Michie, S; ... Stone, SP; + view all (2010) Technical note: Assessment of blinding of hand hygiene observers in randomized controlled trials of hand hygiene interventions. AM J INFECT CONTROL , 38 (4) 332 - 334. 10.1016/j.ajic.2009.10.005.

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Abstract

Trials evaluating interventions to improve health care workers' hand hygiene compliance use directly observed compliance as a primary outcome measure. Observers should be blinded to the intervention and the effectiveness of blinding assessed to prevent systematic bias. The literature has not addressed this issue, and this study describes a robust and pragmatic method for assessing the adequacy of blinding in hand hygiene intervention trials.

Type: Article
Title: Technical note: Assessment of blinding of hand hygiene observers in randomized controlled trials of hand hygiene interventions
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2009.10.005
Keywords: Hand hygiene, trials, blinding, training, observation, compliance, reliability, STATEMENT, QUALITY
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Clinical, Edu and Hlth Psychology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Health Informatics
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Health Informatics > Infectious Disease Informatics
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/103069
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