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Table 6 Health care workers perceptions of alcohol-based hand sanitizers (N = 161)

From: Effectiveness of a multimodal hand hygiene campaign and obstacles to success in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Attitude Agree Disagree No opinion
N (%)
When using locally produced hand sanitizer    
  APPEARANCE: My hands appear red, blotchy, or have a rash 48 (29.8) 76 (47.2) 37 (23.0)
  MOISTURE: The Skin on my hands becomes dry 76 (47.2) 59 (36.6) 26(16.1)
  SENSATION: My hands itch or burn 30 (18.6) 98 (60.9) 33 (20.5)
  INTACTNESS: There are abrasions or cracks on my hands 37 (23.0) 89 (55.3) 35 (21.7)
When using commercial hand sanitizer    
  APPEARANCE: My hands appear red, blotchy, or have a rash 10 (6.2) 126 (78.3) 25 (15.5)
  MOISTURE: The Skin on my hands becomes dry 21 (13.0) 110 (68.3) 30(18.6)
  SENSATION: My hands itch or burn 7 (4.3) 131 (81.4) 23 (14.3)
  INTACTNESS: There are abrasions or cracks on my hands 10 (6.2) 125 (77.6) 26 (16.1)
Comparison: locally produced and commercial hand sanitizer    
  Commercial HSa causes less skin irritation than locally produced HS 68 (42.2) 47 (29.2) 46 (28.6)
  I prefer commercial HS over locally produced HS 103 (64.0) 19 (11.8) 39 (24.2)
  I am more likely to clean my hands if I have commercial HS available 115 (71.4) 22 (13.7) 24 (14.9)
  1. aHS, hand sanitizer.