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Table 1 Summary of Interventions Employed in the Intervention Hospitals During the Study

From: Infection control interventions in small rural hospitals with limited resources: results of a cluster-randomized feasibility trial

Hospital Bed size Group education Education type Posters Poster audit* Poster rotations Rewards Buttons Ink pens Back scratchers Candy bars
1 38 Yes, 12 sessions games, demonstration, feedback, videos, displays, testing, handouts Yes 22 unknown buttons, ink pens, backscratchers, candy, food, other prizes 140 251** 80 51*
2 21 Yes, 4 sessions lectures, feedback of compliance data Yes 20 rotated once buttons, ink pens, backscratchers, candy, food 105 154** 55** 44
3 20 No, one-on-one only acadmic detailing of individual staff Yes 20 unknown   36 0 36 0
4 183 Yes, 6 sessions games, videos, feedback, poster contest Yes 32 unknown ink pens, backscratchers, candy, food 300*** 950 450** 290**
5 50 Yes, 4 sessions feedback of compliance data Yes 18 every 1–2 wks buttons, ink pens, backscratchers, candy, food/luncheon, GlowGerm 287 280 135 96**
  1. *Investigative team audit of the number of posters hanging in the hospital during visit.
  2. **Most popular items at individual hospital.
  3. ***These buttons were recycled to other hospitals.