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dc.contributor.authorGuerra, Carla Morales [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.authorRamos, Monica Parente [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.authorPenna, Virginia Zagallo [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.authorGoto, Janaina Midori [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.authorSanti, Leandro Queiroz
dc.contributor.authorStempliuk, Valeska de Andrade
dc.contributor.authorSallas, Janaina
dc.contributor.authorMedeiros, Eduardo A. S. [UNIFESP]
dc.identifier.citationAmerican Journal of Infection Control. New York: Mosby-Elsevier, v. 38, n. 1, p. 59-62, 2010.
dc.description.abstractBackground: Several countries have conducted studies to assess the status of their infection control programs (ICP) with the objective of improving quality of infection control practices.Methods: To assess the perceptions and attitudes of the health care workers (HCW) concerning ICP in Brazilian hospitals, we conducted a cross-sectional survey using a self-administered online questionnaire during a Web-based course (WBC) on infection control (IC) and antimicrobial resistance (AR).Results: of 6256 Brazilian HCW registered for the WBC, 1998 were members of infection control committees (ICC) and answered the survey. Eight hundred six (40.4%) respondents said that an ICP was established for more than 10 years in their institutions. Most professionals reported that their hospitals perform microbiologic surveillance targeted at epidemiologically important multidrug-resistant organisms, but the majority underestimated the prevalence of AR.Conclusion: Our survey highlights important information about the perceptions and attitudes of ICC members that may be used to tailor key interventions for implementing effective ICP. It suggests, additionally, that, to achieve countrywide standardized IC mechanisms in a developing country, authorities should consider the social, cultural, and economical disparities between regions and identify specific regional needs to make available the resources required to minimize such disparities.en
dc.publisherElsevier B.V.
dc.relation.ispartofAmerican Journal of Infection Control
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dc.subjectHealth care workersen
dc.subjectinfection control programsen
dc.titlePerceptions and attitudes of the professional staff concerning infection surveillance and control programs in Brazilian hospitalsen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
dc.contributor.institutionNatl Hlth Surveillance Agcy ANVISA
dc.contributor.institutionMinist Hlth Brazil MS
dc.description.affiliationUniversidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationNatl Hlth Surveillance Agcy ANVISA, Brasilia, DF, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationPAHO, Brasilia, DF, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationMinist Hlth Brazil MS, Brasilia, DF, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnifespUniversidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.sourceWeb of Science

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