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Appl Nurs Res. 2001 Aug;14(3):136-45.

Nurses' motivation to wash their hands: a standardized measurement approach.

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Minnesota Department of Health, Division of Disease Prevention & Control, Acute Disease Epidemiology Section, Minneapolis, MN 55440, USA. Carol.O'


Handwashing is a simple procedure that is critical to prevention and control of infections, yet many health care workers (HCWs) do not practice hand hygiene according to recommended guidelines. The Handwashing Assessment Inventory (HAI) is a self-report instrument that is designed to measure the motivational schema of HCWs for handwashing.

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