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Table 3 Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) knowledge scores overall, by healthcare provider, and each CDI knowledge category

From: Clostridium difficile infection perceptions and practices: a multicenter qualitative study in South Africa

CDI knowledge sorted by healthcare provider
  Occupation Overall
Nurse (n = 11) Physician (n = 11) Pharmacist (n = 4) All participants (n = 26)
Median Score (0–7), [1st, 3rd interquartile] 1 [0, 2.5] 5 [4, 6] 0.5 [0, 1] 3 [0.25, 4.75]
Knowledge Classification, n (%)
 No   6 (54.5) 0 (0.0) 4 (100.0) 10 (38.5)
 Limited   4 (36.4) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 4 (15.4)
 Moderate   0 (0.0) 6 (54.5) 0 (0.0) 6 (23.1)
 Advanced   1 (100.0) 5 (45.5) 0 (0.0) 6 (23.1)
Knowledge assessed in each CDI knowledge category
Components of CDI knowledge assessment, n (%)
1. Identification 1.1 Characteristics of bacteria 2 (18.2) 4 (36.4) 0 (0.0) 6 (23.1)
1.2 Risk factors 3 (27.3) 10 (90.9) 0 (0.0) 13 (50.0)
1.3 Signs and symptoms 3 (27.3) 11 (100.0) 2 (50.0) 16 (61.5)
2. Diagnosis 2.1 Diagnosis 1 (9.1) 10 (90.9) 0 (0.0) 11 (42.3)
3. Treatment 3.1 Treatment options 1 (9.1) 7 (63.6) 0 (0.0) 8 (30.8)
4. Prevention 4.1 Hand washing needed 4 (36.4) 7 (63.6) 0 (0.0) 11 (42.3)
4.2 Need for contact isolation 4 (36.4) 8 (72.7) 0 (0.0) 12 (46.2)