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Table 1 Participants characteristics

From: Evaluating the tolerability and acceptability of an alcohol-based hand rub – real-life experience with the WHO protocol

Question Answer Value (N = 46)
Do you have non work-related activities causing skin damage?* Yes 12 (26.0%)
Do you normally use of a skin care hand lotion/cream?* As often as possible 2 (4.2%)
Several times per day 14 (30.4%)
Once per day 7 (15.2%)
Sometimes depending on season 15 (32.6%)
Rarely 5 (10.9%)
Never 2 (4.2%)
Do you develop irritative dermatitis?** Never 31 (67.4%)
Sometimes depending on season 13 (28.3%)
Always 0
Do you develop atopic dermatitis?** Yes 2 (4.2%)
Do you develop allergic rhinitis/allergic conjunctivitis?** Yes 15 (32.6%)
Are you asthmatic?* Yes 2 (4.2%)
Do you have Intolerance to alcohol?* Yes 0
Do you work part time?* Yes 19 (41.3%)
Full time equivalent ≤ 50% 4 (8.7%)
For how long have you been using alcohol-based products at work?* First time 4 (8.7%)
<1 year 2 (4.2%)
>1 and < 5 years 6 (13.0%)
>5 years 33 (71.7%)
Do you think you can improve your own hand hygiene compliance?* Yes 26 (56.5%)
Perhaps 10 (21.7%)
It may be difficult to use an alcohol based hand rub because of… Forgetfulness Mean, 5.1; median, 6
Lack of time Mean, 5.5; median, 6
(Likert scale 1–7; 1, always; 7, never)* Damaged skin Mean, 5.4; median, 6
Poor product accessibility*** Mean, 5.9; median, 6
  1. *One missing answer.
  2. **Two missing answers.
  3. ***Question added by the authors outside of the WHO protocol.