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Table 2 Rating scale questions about tools to promote appropriate antimicrobial use in long-term care facilities

From: Antimicrobial stewardship in long-term care facilities in Belgium: a questionnaire-based survey of nursing homes to evaluate initiatives and future developments

Question Respondentsa Scoreb Responsesc Average score
Antimicrobial guidelines
 Implementation of local guidelines is a good future project 38 0 4 (11 %) 2.9
   1 8 (21 %)  
   2 5 (13 %)  
   3 8 (21 %)  
   4 5 (13 %)  
   5 8 (21 %)  
Education  
 Teaching about antimicrobial use in LTCF during medical studies 39 0 0 (0 %) 4.5
   1 1 (3 %)  
   2 0 (0 %)  
   3 3 (8 %)  
   4 8 (21 %)  
   5 27 (69 %)  
 Antimicrobial stewardship training of medical coordinators 39 0 0 (0 %) 4.2
   1 1 (3 %)  
   2 1 (3 %)  
   3 6 (15 %)  
   4 13 (33 %)  
   5 18 (46 %)  
 Basic training for LTCF nurses 39 0 0 (0 %) 3.7
   1 2 (5 %)  
   2 6 (15 %)  
   3 9 (23 %)  
   4 7 (18 %)  
   5 15 (38 %)  
 Online continuous education 39 0 5 (13 %) 2.9
   1 4 (10 %)  
   2 5 (13 %)  
   3 9 (23 %)  
   4 7 (18 %)  
   5 9 (23 %)  
Clinical diagnostic criteria guidelines     
 Useful tool for general practitioners 39 0 0 (0 %) 3.8
   1 3 (8 %)  
   2 4 (10 %)  
   3 7 (18 %)  
   4 8 (20 %)  
   5 17 (44 %)  
 Useful tool for nurses 38 0 0 (0 %) 3.6
   1 3 (8 %)  
   2 8 (21 %)  
   3 6 (16 %)  
   4 6 (16 %)  
   5 15 (39 %)  
Complementary investigations guidelines     
 Implementation of local guidelines is a good future project 39 0 6 (15 %) 2.9
   1 3 (8 %)  
   2 5 (13 %)  
   3 7 (18 %)  
   4 10 (26 %)  
   5 8 (20 %)  
  1. LCTF long-term care facilities
  2. aNumber of respondents to the question
  3. bScore from 0 -“I do not agree at all” to 5 -“I totally agree”-
  4. cNumber of responses for each score (%)