HomeIAMURE International Journal of Health Educationvol. 5 no. 1 (2014)

Effectiveness of Automated HandSanitation Unit (AHS) and Conventional Hand Sanitation Devices

Ranie B. Canlas | Pamela B. Licup | Dynah D. Soriano | Benigno Legamia Jr. | Reynaldo C. Nicdao

Discipline: Public Health, Healthcare Sciences



Hand washing is the prime consideration of everyone when it comes to hand hygiene. Along with this, the study was conducted to compare the efficiency of the Automated Hand Sanitation (AHS) and the Conventional Hand Sanitation (CHS) devices used in hand washing. The researchers utilized descriptive and library research methods. In order to gather data, the researchers conducted observation, interview, and survey questionnaire. Both the AHS and CHS devices were tested and evaluated by selected respondents based on functionality, usability, reliability, performance and supportability or the FURPS Quality Model. To compare and determine the significant differences of the mean when grouped according to hand sanitation systems, t-test for independent samples was used. The results showed that there is significant difference on the evaluation made by the respondents after testing both the devices. Some of the respondents underwent swab collection on some areas of their hands after using both the devices which were subjected to laboratory testing to validate significant changes. The study concludes that the use of the AHS in promoting complete hand sanitation is more effective than using CHS devices. It is, therefore, recommended that the AHS be utilized in order to promote complete hand sanitation procedures.