"take time. Save lives. Clean hands protect." A comparison of two hand hygiene health promotion posters

Michael Mackert, Allison Lazard, Sara Champlin, Ming Ching Liang, Amanda Mabry, Stephanie Stroever, Marie Guadagno, Lynda Watkins

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Abstract

Two posters were designed to encourage hospital staff hand hygiene. One focused on broad benefits of hand hygiene to patients and staff, and the other highlighted hand hygiene as a long-known measure to infection control. The former was better received in terms of attention, likability, and potential to promote hand hygiene. A third-person effect, the perception of stronger impact of communication messages on others, was observed. Implications on health promotion message design were discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)530-532
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Volume42
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Hand washing
  • Health campaign
  • Hospital

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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