The Hawthorne Effect hinders accurate hand hygiene observation, study says

Posted by on June 10, 2016 1:44 pm
Categories: health

When healthcare providers know they are being watched, they are twice as likely to comply with hand hygiene guidelines. This is in comparison to when healthcare providers do not know someone is watching, according to a new study. This phenomenon — called The Hawthorne Effect — impacts the ability to capture accurate human behavior because individuals modify their actions when they know they are being observed.

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