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Evaluation on the implementation of respiratory protection measures in old age homes

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Interventions in Aging, September 2017
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Title
Evaluation on the implementation of respiratory protection measures in old age homes
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Clinical Interventions in Aging, September 2017
DOI 10.2147/cia.s142522
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Diana TF Lee, Doris Yu, Margaret Ip, Jennifer YM Tang

Abstract

Old age homes (OAHs) represent a vulnerable community for influenza outbreaks. Effective implementation of respiratory protection measures has been identified as an effective prevention measure to reduce mortality and morbidity caused by such outbreaks. Yet, relatively little is known about this aspect in these homes. This study evaluated the implementation of respiratory protection measures among infection control officers (ICOs) and health care workers (HCWs) in these homes in Hong Kong. A territory-wide, cross-sectional survey was conducted in 87 OAHs. A total of 87 ICOs and 1,763 HCWs (including nurses, health workers, care workers, allied HCWs and assistants) completed the questionnaires that evaluated the implementation at the organizational level and individual level, respectively. Generalized estimating equations with unstructured working correlation matrix were used to analyze the simultaneous influence of organizational and individual factors on the implementation. At the organizational level, all homes had a policy on respiratory protection and implementation of such measures was generally adequate. Basic resources such as paper towels/hand dryers and equipment disinfectants, however, were rated as most inadequate by HCWs. Training opportunities were also identified as grossly inadequate. Only less than half of the ICOs and HCWs participated in training on infection control either at the initiation of employment or on a regular basis. Twenty-five percent of HCWs even indicated that they had never participated in any infection control training. At the individual level, hand hygiene, among other protection measures, was found to be less well implemented by HCWs. In terms of the association of various organizational and individual characteristics, private homes and health workers rated significantly higher scores in the implementation of various domains in respiratory protection. Addressing the unmet training needs and promoting hand hygiene practice are efforts suggested to further enhance the implementation of respiratory protection measures in OAHs.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 40 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 6 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 13%
Student > Bachelor 2 5%
Professor 2 5%
Researcher 2 5%
Other 4 10%
Unknown 19 48%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 9 23%
Medicine and Dentistry 7 18%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 2 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 3%
Unspecified 1 3%
Other 2 5%
Unknown 18 45%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 September 2017.
All research outputs
#7,063,414
of 11,805,285 outputs
Outputs from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#688
of 1,204 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#138,778
of 265,710 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#32
of 43 outputs
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