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dc.contributor.authorArbogast, James W.
dc.contributor.authorMoore-Schiltz, Laura
dc.contributor.authorJarvis, William R.
dc.contributor.authorHarpster-Hagen, Amanda
dc.contributor.authorHughes, Jillian
dc.contributor.authorParker, Albert E.
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-31T18:11:26Z
dc.date.available2016-08-31T18:11:26Z
dc.date.issued2016-06
dc.identifier.citationArbogast, James W., Laura Moore-Schiltz, William R. Jarvis, Amanda Harpster-Hagen, Jillian Hughes, and Albert Parker. "Impact of a Comprehensive Workplace Hand Hygiene Program on Employer Health Care Insurance Claims and Costs, Absenteeism, and Employee Perceptions and Practices." JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE 58, no. 6 (June 2016): E231-E240. DOI: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000738.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1536-5948
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/10005
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of a multi-modal hand hygiene intervention program in reducing health care insurance claims for hygiene preventable infections (eg, cold and influenza), absenteeism, and subjective impact on employees. Methods: A 13.5-month prospective, randomized cluster controlled trial was executed with alcohol-based hand sanitizer in strategic workplace locations and personal use (intervention group) and brief hand hygiene education (both groups). Four years of retrospective data were collected for all participants. Results: Hygiene-preventable health care claims were significantly reduced in the intervention group by over 20% (P<0.05). Absenteeism was positively impacted overall for the intervention group. Employee survey data showed significant improvements in hand hygiene behavior and perception of company concern for employee well-being. Conclusion: Providing a comprehensive, targeted, yet simple to execute hand hygiene program significantly reduced the incidence of health care claims and increased employee workplace satisfaction.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipGOJO Industries, Inc.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/legalcodeen_US
dc.titleImpact of a Comprehensive Workplace Hand Hygiene Program on Employer Health Care Insurance Claims and Costs, Absenteeism, and Employee Perceptions and Practicesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
mus.citation.extentfirstpageE231en_US
mus.citation.extentlastpageE240en_US
mus.citation.issue6en_US
mus.citation.journaltitleJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicineen_US
mus.citation.volume58en_US
mus.identifier.categoryBusiness, Economics & Managementen_US
mus.identifier.categoryHealth & Medical Sciencesen_US
mus.identifier.doi10.1097/JOM.0000000000000738en_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Letters & Scienceen_US
mus.relation.departmentMathematical Sciences.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US
mus.data.thumbpage6en_US


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