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Table 2 Hand hygiene behavior and preference of product

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

   Visit 2 (day 3–5) Visit 3 (day 28)
N = 46 N = 46
During how many consecutive days have you used the test product? (days) 3 26 (56.5%) 7 (15.2%)
4 7 (15.2%) 7 (15.2%)
5 8 (17.4%) 17 (37.0%)
6 2 (4.3%) 4 (8.7%)
7 0 0
>7 0 10 (21.7%)
Missing 3 (6.5%) 1 (2.2%)
How often do you have direct contact with patients during your working day? (contacts) <1 13 (28.3%) 12 (26.1%)
1 - 5 2 (4.3%) 5 (10.7%)
6 - 10 6 (13.0%) 6 (13.0%)
11 - 15 8 (17.4%) 7 (15.2%)
>15 15 (32.6%) 14 (30.4%)
Missing 2 (4.3%) 2 (4.3%)
In what percentage of times where hand hygiene is recommended, do you really clean your hands? ≤60% 3 (6.6%) 2 (4.4%)
70% 7 (15.2%) 3 (6.5%)
80% 6 (13.0%) 10 (21.7%)
90% 13 (28.3%) 10 (21.7%)
100% 16 (34.8%) 18 (39.1%)
Missing 1 (2.2%) 2 (4.3%)
Has the present study changed your hand hygiene practice? Yes 17 (37.0%) 17 (37.0%)
Missing 1 (2.2%) 1 (2.2%)
During your last 5 opportunities for hand hygiene, how many times did you use handrubbing to clean your hands? (times) ≤2 0 1 (2.2%)
3 6 (13.0%) 4 (8.7%)
4 12 (26.1%) 11 (24.0%)
5 26 (56.5%) 29 (63.0%)
Missing 2 (4.3%) 2 (4.3%)
On average, how often do you practice hand hygiene during a working hour (during the test period)? (times) <1 2 (4.3%) 2 (4.3%)
1 – 5 20 (43.5%) 19 (41.3%)
6 – 10 12 (26.1%) 6 (13.0%)
11 – 15 6 (13.0%) 9 (20.0%)
>15 5 (10.7%) 9 (20.0%)
Missing 1 (2.2%) 1 (2.2%)
Are there differences between the test product and the product used in your hospital? (Likert scale 1 to 7; 1, major difference; 7, no differences) Mean 3.6 3.3
Median 3 3
Which product do you prefer? Usual product 7 (15.2%) 7 (15.2%)
Test product 26 (56.5%) 30 (65.2%)
No preference 11 (23.9%) 8 (17.4%)
Missing 2 (4.3%) 1 (2.2%)
Do you think that the test product could improve your hand hygiene compliance? (Likert scale 1 to 7; 1, yes absolutely; 7, not at all) Mean 3.6 3.4
Median 4 3