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The effect of organisational and individual factors on health care professional’s compliance with infection control guidelines in in-patient settings

Alison Evans, Sharon Mayor

The overall aim is to examine and illuminate the factors that influence health care professional’s compliance with infection control guidelines in in-patient settings. Preliminary exploration of the literature highlighted that these factors might include: work load, access to protective equipment, fitness for purpose of infection control measures, education and training, enhanced surveillance of infections, quality improvement programmes and feedback to health care workers.

Objectives

1. To identify organisational and individual factors that affect compliance with infection control guidelines.

2. To identify and evaluate interventions designed to overcome barriers to
compliance. This refers to the organisational and individual factors identified in
objective 1.

This project addresses issues of relevance to the Health Technology Evaluation theme