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Using a Qualitative Study to Understand the Failure of a Strategy Implemented for Improving Hand Hygiene Adherence in 4 Intensive Care Units

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

Matthieu Eveillard*
Affiliation:
Laboratoire de Bactériologie-Hygiène, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Angers, France Groupe d'Etude des Interactions Hôtes Pathogènes, Université d'AngersAngers, France
Tiphaine Bruna
Affiliation:
Institut de Psychologie et de Sociologie Appliquées, Université Catholique de l'Ouest, Angers, France
Achille Kouatchet
Affiliation:
Service de Réanimation Médicale, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Angers, France
Laurent Dubé
Affiliation:
Service de Réanimation Chirurgicale A, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Angers, France
Laurent Poiroux
Affiliation:
Service de Réanimation Médicale, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Angers, France
Evelyne Dabin
Affiliation:
Service de Réanimation Chirurgicale A, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Angers, France
Hikombo Hitoto
Affiliation:
Laboratoire de Bactériologie-Hygiène, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Angers, France
Alain Mercat
Affiliation:
Service de Réanimation Médicale, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Angers, France
Marie-Laure Joly-Guillou
Affiliation:
Laboratoire de Bactériologie-Hygiène, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Angers, France Groupe d'Etude des Interactions Hôtes Pathogènes, Université d'AngersAngers, France
Hélène Desfontaines
Affiliation:
Institut de Psychologie et de Sociologie Appliquées, Université Catholique de l'Ouest, Angers, France
*
Laboratoire de Bactériologie-Hygiène, Institut de Biologie en Santé, 4 rue Larrey, F49000 Angers, France (maeveillard@chu-angers.fr)
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