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Najafi Ghezeljeh T, Khosravi M, Tolouei Pourlanjarani T. Translating and evaluating psychometric properties of hand hygiene questionnaire-Persian version. JCCNC. 2015; 1 (1) :23-28
URL: http://jccnc.iums.ac.ir/article-1-25-en.html

1- PhD School of Nursing and Midwifery, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- MSc Tehran University of Medical Sciences
3- MSc Iran University of Medical Sciences
Abstract:   (1389 Views)

Background: Since hand hygiene is a key strategy for infection control, considering appropriate instrument for evaluating health care providers’ hand hygiene is essential. In this study, translation process and evaluating reliability and validity of hand hygiene questionnaire (HHQ) is described. 

Methods: HHQ was translated into Persian with combined method. In this cross-sectional study, the questionnaire was given to 60 nursing students in sixth semester. The internal consistency, test-re-test reliability, convergent construct validity of the questionnaire were measured. The data were analyzed by SPSS software, 16th version. 
Results: The cronbach’s alpha of HHQ was 0.80. Intra class correlation coefficient ranged from 0.70-0.85 and standard error of measurement was low. There were no significant statistical differences between test and retest. Also convergent construct validity of HHQ was optimal. 
Conclusion: The results indicated that validity and reliability of HHQ-Persian version were appropriate and satisfactory. It can be used for nursing students however, for other health care providers further evaluation is essential.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2014/06/17 | Accepted: 2014/09/20 | Published: 2015/02/1

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