Knowledge Evaluation of Hand Hygiene and Infectious Diseases in Lebanon

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Author(s): Jana Taleb, Najwa Sankari, Maya Alaa Dine Kassem, Rabih Roufayel, Seifedine Kadry*

Journal Name: Coronaviruses
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Purpose: Hand washing, also known as hand hygiene, is a simple procedure used for cleaning and cleansing hands for eliminating soil, dirt, and germs including microorganisms such are bacterial or viral particles. In the absence of water and soap, cinder can be used as an alternative method for cleaning hands. Hand hygiene is an essential part that needs to be carefully followed in the infection control protocols. The expanding loads of Health-Care Associated Infections (HCAIs) and the increasing levels of both treatment complexity and severity of illness synchronized by multi-drug resistant (MDR) pathogen infections, health care practitioners are focusing on the basic and most essential facts of disease preventions by implementing the basic and simple cleaning measures including hand hygiene measures. According to healthcare facilities, many scientific evidences support the observation that hand hygiene or hand washing if properly implemented, can decrease and eliminate the risk factors of cross-transmission infections.

Method: The data was collected using a self-administrated survey which included 10 questions, constructed using the monkey survey website. The survey was send by email and collected from 100 participants of different ages.

Results: Our results indicated that the majority of our population under study is considered healthy, representing good educational levels.

Conclusion: the majority revealed advanced knowledge and understanding about the key moments to hand washing procedures.

Keywords: Hygiene, hand wash, hand rub, gender, education, infectious disease, hospitalization, coronavirus

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DOI: 10.2174/2666796702666210114105558