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Pre- and post-questionnaire results: attitudes and knowledge of environmental services cleaning staff in 11 Australian hospitals

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Pre- and post-trial questionnaire data were collected for the REACH study (Researching Effective Approaches to Cleaning in Hospitals), funded by NHMRC GNT1076006, in 11 Australian hospitals, between 27 June 2016 and 26 February 2017 (616 pre-trial questionnaires) and 17 July 2017 and 17 August 2017 (308 post-trial questionnaires) by the QUT-based REACH study team. The questionnaires were completed by the environmental services staff in the 11 hospitals, and assessed staff attitudes and knowledge about aspects of their environmental cleaning work and role prior to and then after the implementation of a hospital cleaning initiative. 

Access rights

Data is available for open access. For queries relating to the data, please contact Professor Adrian Barnett. For queries relating to the REACH project, please contact Alison Farrington (Research Project Manager).

Geographical area of data collection

Box Hill Hospital, Box Hill, VIC; Fiona Stanley Hospital, Murdoch, WA; Flinders Medical Centre, Bedford Park, SA; Holy Spirit Northside Private Hospital, Chermside, QLD; John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, NSW; Launceston General Hospital, Launceston, TAS; Northern Hospital, Epping, VIC; Princess Alexandra Hospital, Woolloongabba, QLD; Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital, Herston, QLD; St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital, Spring Hill, QLD; University Hospital Geelong, Geelong, VIC.


Mitchell, Brett G., White, Nicole, Farrington, Alison, Allen, Michelle, Page, Katie, Gardner, Anne, Halton, Kate, Riley, Thomas V., Gericke, Christian A., Paterson, David L., Graves, Nicholas, & Hall, Lisa (2018) Changes in knowledge and attitudes of hospital environmental services staff: The Researching Effective Approaches to Cleaning in Hospitals (REACH) study. American Journal of Infection Control. https://eprints.qut.edu.au/117608/

Research areas

Public health and health services
Cleaning knowledge
Hospital cleaning
Health Economics
Cleaners' attitudes

Cite this collection

Mitchell, Brett G; White, Nicole; Farrington, Alison; Allen, Michelle; Page, Katie; Gardner, Anne; Halton, Kate; Riley, TomV; Gericke , Christian A; Paterson, David L; Graves, Nicholas; Hall, Lisa (2018): Pre- and post-questionnaire results: attitudes and knowledge of environmental services cleaning staff in 11 Australian hospitals. Queensland University of Technology. (Dataset) https://doi.org/10.25912/5c19d34b15ce4

Related information

Australian Centre For Health Services Innovation (AusHSI) https://www.aushsi.org.au/

Partner institution

Ecolab Pty Ltd https://www.ecolab.com/
Avondale College http://www.avondale.edu.au/
Wesley Medical Research https://www.wesleyresearch.org.au/
Kimberly-Clark Professional https://www.kcprofessional.com.au/
University of Western Australia https://www.uwa.edu.au/
Australian Catholic University https://www.acu.edu.au/
Whiteley Corporation https://www.whiteley.com.au/

Data file types

Pre-trial data: Electronic records of the 616 completed paper questionnaires File format: xlsx Size: 234KB Post-trial data: Electronic records of 308 paper questionnaires completed File format: xlsx Size: 138KB Hard copies of original surveys held at QUT.


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© Queensland University of Technology, 2018

Dates of data collection

From 2016-06-27 to 2017-08-17


Has association with
Adrian Barnett  (Researcher)
Alison Farrington  (Administrative position)
Nicole White  (Researcher)
REACH Project: Costs dataset 2019  (Research data set)
REACH Project: Gel Dot Audits Data  (Research data set)
REACH Project: Hand hygiene data  (Research data set)
Has chief investigator
Nicholas Graves  (Researcher)


Name: Professor Adrian Barnett
Phone: +61 7 3138 6010


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