publication . Article . 2012

Hand hygiene and influenza: systematic review

Charlotte Warren-Gash; Ellen Fragaszy; Andrew C. Hayward;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Oct 2012
  • Publisher: Wiley Open Access
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Please cite this paper as: Warren-Gash et al. (2012) Hand hygiene to reduce community transmission of influenza and acute respiratory tract infection: a systematic review. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses DOI: 10.1111/irv.12015. Hand hygiene may be associated with modest protection against some acute respiratory tract infections, but its specific role in influenza transmission in different settings is unclear. We aimed to review evidence that improving hand hygiene reduces primary and secondary transmission of (i) influenza and (ii) acute respiratory tract infections in community settings. We searched Medline, Embase, Global Health and Cochrane databases ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Part 1, Review Articles, Review Article, Acute respiratory tract infection, hand hygiene, influenza, systematic review, Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Epidemiology, Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Respiratory tract, medicine.anatomical_structure, medicine, Global health, Respiratory infection, Randomized controlled trial, law.invention, law, Intensive care medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, Respiratory tract infections, Psychological intervention, Immunology, Hygiene, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, business.industry, business
47 references, page 1 of 4

1 Global Influenza Programme. Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response: A WHO Guidance Document. Switzerland: World Health Organization, 2009; 71.

2 The Cabinet Office, Department of Health. Pandemic Flu - A National Framework for Responding to an Influenza Pandemic. London: The Cabinet Office, Department of Health, 2007; 139.

3 Ejemot RI, Ehiri JE, Meremikwu MM, Critchley JA. Hand hygiene for preventing diarrhoea (review). Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2008; 23:CD004265.

4 Jefferson T, Del Mar CB, Dooley L et al. Physical interventions to interrupt or reduce the spread of respiratory viruses. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2011; 6:CD006207.

5 Rabie T, Curtis V. Handwashing and risk of respiratory infections: a quantitative systematic review. Trop Med Int Health 2006; 11:258-267. [OpenAIRE]

6 Aiello AE, Coulborn RM, Perez V, Larson EL. Effect of hand hygiene on infectious disease risk in the community setting: a meta-analysis. Am J Public Health 2008; 98:1372-1381. [OpenAIRE]

7 Guyatt GH, Oxman AD, Vist GE et al. GRADE: an emerging consensus on rating quality of evidence and strength of recommendations. BMJ 2008; 336:924-926.

8 Kirkwood BR, Sterne JAC. Essential Medical Statistics, 2nd edn. Oxford: Blackwell Science Ltd, 2003, Chapter 16, p 154-155 and chapter 23, p 241-242.

9 Higgins J, Deeks J, Altman D. Special topics in statistics: cluster randomized trials; in Higgins J, Green S (eds): Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions. Chichester: The Cochrane Collaboration, Wiley-Blackwell, 2008; 493-498.

10 Guyatt G, Oxman AD, Akl EA et al. GRADE guidelines: 1. Introduction-GRADE evidence profiles and summary of findings tables. J Clin Epidemiol 2011; 64:383-394.

11 Balshem H, Helfand M, Schunemann HJ et al. GRADE guidelines: 3. Rating the quality of evidence. J Clin Epidemiol 2011; 64:401-406.

12 Stebbins S, Cummings DAT, Stark JH et al. Reduction in the incidence of influenza A but not influenza B associated with use of hand sanitizer and cough hygiene in schools: a randomized controlled trial. Pediatr Infect Dis 2011; 30:921-926. [OpenAIRE]

13 Talaat M, Afifi S, Dueger E et al. Effects of hand hygiene campaigns on incidence of laboratory-confirmed influenza and absenteeism in schoolchildren, Cairo, Egypt. Emerg Infect Dis 2011; 17:619-625. [OpenAIRE]

14 Liu W, Yang P, Duan W, Wang X, Zhang Y, Wang Q. Factors associated with seropositivity of 2009 H1N1 influenza in Beijing, China. Clin Infect Dis 2010; 51:251-252.

15 Larson EL, Ferng YH, Wong-McLoughlin J, Wang S, Haber M, Morse SS. Impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions on URIs and influenza in crowded, urban households. Public Health Rep 2010; 125:178-191. [OpenAIRE]

47 references, page 1 of 4
Abstract
Please cite this paper as: Warren-Gash et al. (2012) Hand hygiene to reduce community transmission of influenza and acute respiratory tract infection: a systematic review. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses DOI: 10.1111/irv.12015. Hand hygiene may be associated with modest protection against some acute respiratory tract infections, but its specific role in influenza transmission in different settings is unclear. We aimed to review evidence that improving hand hygiene reduces primary and secondary transmission of (i) influenza and (ii) acute respiratory tract infections in community settings. We searched Medline, Embase, Global Health and Cochrane databases ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Part 1, Review Articles, Review Article, Acute respiratory tract infection, hand hygiene, influenza, systematic review, Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Epidemiology, Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Respiratory tract, medicine.anatomical_structure, medicine, Global health, Respiratory infection, Randomized controlled trial, law.invention, law, Intensive care medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, Respiratory tract infections, Psychological intervention, Immunology, Hygiene, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, business.industry, business
47 references, page 1 of 4

1 Global Influenza Programme. Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response: A WHO Guidance Document. Switzerland: World Health Organization, 2009; 71.

2 The Cabinet Office, Department of Health. Pandemic Flu - A National Framework for Responding to an Influenza Pandemic. London: The Cabinet Office, Department of Health, 2007; 139.

3 Ejemot RI, Ehiri JE, Meremikwu MM, Critchley JA. Hand hygiene for preventing diarrhoea (review). Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2008; 23:CD004265.

4 Jefferson T, Del Mar CB, Dooley L et al. Physical interventions to interrupt or reduce the spread of respiratory viruses. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2011; 6:CD006207.

5 Rabie T, Curtis V. Handwashing and risk of respiratory infections: a quantitative systematic review. Trop Med Int Health 2006; 11:258-267. [OpenAIRE]

6 Aiello AE, Coulborn RM, Perez V, Larson EL. Effect of hand hygiene on infectious disease risk in the community setting: a meta-analysis. Am J Public Health 2008; 98:1372-1381. [OpenAIRE]

7 Guyatt GH, Oxman AD, Vist GE et al. GRADE: an emerging consensus on rating quality of evidence and strength of recommendations. BMJ 2008; 336:924-926.

8 Kirkwood BR, Sterne JAC. Essential Medical Statistics, 2nd edn. Oxford: Blackwell Science Ltd, 2003, Chapter 16, p 154-155 and chapter 23, p 241-242.

9 Higgins J, Deeks J, Altman D. Special topics in statistics: cluster randomized trials; in Higgins J, Green S (eds): Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions. Chichester: The Cochrane Collaboration, Wiley-Blackwell, 2008; 493-498.

10 Guyatt G, Oxman AD, Akl EA et al. GRADE guidelines: 1. Introduction-GRADE evidence profiles and summary of findings tables. J Clin Epidemiol 2011; 64:383-394.

11 Balshem H, Helfand M, Schunemann HJ et al. GRADE guidelines: 3. Rating the quality of evidence. J Clin Epidemiol 2011; 64:401-406.

12 Stebbins S, Cummings DAT, Stark JH et al. Reduction in the incidence of influenza A but not influenza B associated with use of hand sanitizer and cough hygiene in schools: a randomized controlled trial. Pediatr Infect Dis 2011; 30:921-926. [OpenAIRE]

13 Talaat M, Afifi S, Dueger E et al. Effects of hand hygiene campaigns on incidence of laboratory-confirmed influenza and absenteeism in schoolchildren, Cairo, Egypt. Emerg Infect Dis 2011; 17:619-625. [OpenAIRE]

14 Liu W, Yang P, Duan W, Wang X, Zhang Y, Wang Q. Factors associated with seropositivity of 2009 H1N1 influenza in Beijing, China. Clin Infect Dis 2010; 51:251-252.

15 Larson EL, Ferng YH, Wong-McLoughlin J, Wang S, Haber M, Morse SS. Impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions on URIs and influenza in crowded, urban households. Public Health Rep 2010; 125:178-191. [OpenAIRE]

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publication . Article . 2012

Hand hygiene and influenza: systematic review

Charlotte Warren-Gash; Ellen Fragaszy; Andrew C. Hayward;