- •Patient empowerment program in hand hygiene was attempted in 2 hospitals.
- •Only 3% patients asked health care workers (HCWs) to clean their hands prior to this program.
- •HCWs expressed fear of conflicts with patients.
- •Patients preferred visual aids over verbal prompts in this program.
- •Increased consumption of alcohol-based handrub was noted during the program.
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