Hand hygiene is the cornerstone measure of prevention of health care-associated infection and to ensure safe patient care. However, health care workers’ compliance with good practice is low in most settings. Our main objective in this study was to increase hand hygiene compliance among health care workers after three months of interventional program.
Materials and methods: It was a pre-post intervention study in tertiary care teaching hospital. Knowledge was assessed using WHO's hand hygiene questionnaire before and after intervention.
Results: A total of 69 participants were included in the study. Out of 69, 15(21.74%) were specialty doctors, 29 (42.03%) were nurses and 25(36.23%) were interns. Positive improvement in the most percentages of knowledge items were observed among all the categories of participants.
Conclusion: The present study shows clearly that there is a need for the development of strategies to improve hand hygiene compliance among health care professionals.