Comparison of keypads and touch-screen mobile phones/devices as potential risk for microbial contamination


Koroglu M., GÜNAL S. , YILDIZ F., SAVAS M., ÖZER A. , Altindis M.

JOURNAL OF INFECTION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, cilt.9, ss.1308-1314, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 9 Konu: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3855/jidc.6171
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF INFECTION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1308-1314

Özet

Introduction: Touch-screen mobile phones/devices (TMPs/Ds) are increasingly used in hospitals. They may act as a mobile reservoir for microbial pathogens. The rates of microbial contamination of TMPs/Ds and keypad mobile phones (KMPs) with respect to different variables including use by healthcare workers (HCWs)/non-HCWs and the demographic characteristics of users were investigated.