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Table 3 HCWs’ perception about impact and different elements of the multimodal hand hygiene improvement strategy

From: Implementation of the WHO multimodal Hand Hygiene Improvement Strategy in a University Hospital in Central Ethiopia

  Median (IQR)
Has the use of alcohol-based handrub made hand hygiene easier to practice in your daily work? 7 (6–7)
Is the use of alcohol-based handrub well tolerated by your hands? 7 (6–7)
Did knowing the results of hand hygiene observation in your ward help you to improve your hand hygiene practices? 7 (5–7)
Has the fact of being observed made you paying more attention to your hand hygiene practices? 7 (4–7)
Were the educational activities that you participated in important to improve your hand hygiene practices? 7 (6–7)
Has your awareness of your role in preventing HAIs by improving your hand hygiene practices increased during the current hand hygiene promotional campaign? 7 (6–7)
  1. NOTE: IQR, interquartile range; HAI, health-care associated infection. Results are shown as median scores on a 7-point Likert scale (with extremes labelled as “not at all” at the lower end and “very important” or “very much” at the higher end)