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Barriers and facilitators to infection prevention and control in a neonatal unit in Zimbabwe – a theory-driven qualitative study to inform design of a behaviour change intervention

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Background Hospital-acquired infection (HAI) is an increasing cause of neonatal morbidity/mortality in low-income settings. Hospital staff behaviours (e.g., hand hygiene) are key contributors to HAI. Understanding the drivers of these can inform interventions to improve infection prevention and control (IPC). Aim To explore barriers/facilitators to IPC in a neonatal unit in Harare, Zimbabwe. Methods Interviews were conducted with 15 staff members of neonatal and maternity units alongside et...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Journal of Hospital Infection More from this journal
Volume:
106
Issue:
4
Pages:
804-811
Publication date:
2020-09-18
Acceptance date:
2020-09-14
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ISSN:
0195-6701
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1136020
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pubs:1136020
Deposit date:
2020-10-03

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