Grant & Hofmann, 2011: Encouraging washing hands to protect patients' health increased soap use among medical professionals over two weeks
Grant, A. M., & Hofmann, D. A. (2011). It’s not all about me: Motivating hand hygiene among health care professionals by focusing on patients. Psychological science, 22(12), 1494-1499.Download PDF
Placing signs on hospital soap dispensers to encourage medical professionals to wash their hands to protect their patients’ health, instead of signs that emphasized protecting their own health, increased soap use over a 2-week period.