Percepciones de los pacientes sobre infecciones relacionadas con la atención de la salud y medidas de seguridad

Translated title of the contribution: Patients’ perceptions of health care-related infections and safety measures

Miriam Cristina Marques da Silva De Paiva, Cristiane Helena Gallasch, Silvana Andrea Molina Lima, Lucy Sitton-Kent, Reena Devi, Andreas Xyrichis

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Objectives: to analyze data from qualitative studies of patient perceptions of measures to prevent and control healthcare-related infections and factors that contribute to their own safety. Method: systematic review of publications from 2006 to 2016, followed by thematic synthesis by coding patients’ accounts and interpretations of findings given. Results: six themes highlighted barriers to patients’ participating actively in promoting their own safety: insufficient information supply; poor comprehension; negative feelings; negative experiences; behavior of health care personnel; and factors that influence patient involvement. Conclusion: the gap between patients’ understanding infection prevention and control measures and their becoming involved in the process point to a need for measures to foster effective communication, better care personnel-patient relations, and access to information that encourages patients to interact and contribute to health care.

Translated title of the contributionPatients’ perceptions of health care-related infections and safety measures
Original languagePortuguese
Article numbere27468
JournalRevista Enfermagem
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Active patient participation
  • Cross infection
  • Health promotion
  • Patient safety


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