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Table 3 Rating scale questions about priorities for future actionsa

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

Question Scoreb Responsesc Average score
Treatment of asymptomatic urinary tract infections 0 0 (0 %) 4.0
  1 0 (0 %)  
  2 5 (13 %)  
  3 6 (15 %)  
  4 13 (33 %)  
  5 15 (39 %)  
Antibiotic use in viral respiratory syndromes 0 1 (3 %) 3.9
  1 1 (3 %)  
  2 1 (3 %)  
  3 8 (20 %)  
  4 16 (41 %)  
  5 12 (30 %)  
Antibiotic use in colonised chronic wounds 0 0 (0 %) 3.8
  1 1 (3 %)  
  2 4 (10 %)  
  3 6 (15 %)  
  4 17 (44 %)  
  5 11 (28 %)  
Excessive fluoroquinolone use 0 0 (0 %) 3.7
  1 3 (8 %)  
  2 3 (8 %)  
  3 7 (18 %)  
  4 13 (33 %)  
  5 13 (33 %)  
Long antibiotic durations 0 0 (0 %) 3.6
  1 2 (5 %)  
  2 4 (10 %)  
  3 9 (23 %)  
  4 15 (39 %)  
  5 9 (23 %)  
  1. a39 respondents to every question in this table
  2. bScore from 0 -“I do not agree at all”- to 5 -“I totally agree”-
  3. cNumber of responses for each score (%)