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Table 1 Participant characteristics

From: Effectiveness of an edutainment video teaching standard precautions – a randomized controlled evaluation study

   All groups (n = 363) Video group (n = 116) SOP group (n = 119) No-intervention group (n = 128)
Age in years, median (IQR)   34 34 33 33
(28–42) (28–42.5) (28–41) (28–42)
Female gender (%)   284 (78.2) 27 (76.7) 96 (80.7) 99 (77.3)
Profession (%) Physician 91 (25.1) 25 (21.6) 34 (28.6) 32 (25)
Nurse, nursing assistant, midwife 237 (65.3) 75 (64.7) 76 (63.9) 86 (67.2)
Other profession (e.g. radiographer, therapist) 35 (9.6) 16 (13.8) 9 (7.6) 10 (7.8)
Professional experience (%) <  1 year 29 (8.0) 13 (11.2) 7 (5.9) 9 (7)
1–5 years 114 (31.4) 29 (25) 42 (35.3) 43 (33.6)
5–10 years 69 (19.0) 24 (20.7) 25 (21.0) 20 (15.6)
>  10 years 151 (41.6) 50 (43.1) 45 (37.8) 56 (43.8)
Duration of employment at the UHZ (%) <  1 year 70 (19.3) 27 (23.3) 20 (16.8) 23 (18.0)
1–5 years 156 (43.0) 42 (36.2) 60 (50.4) 54 (42.2)
5–10 years 65 (17.9) 23 (19.8) 18 (15.1) 24 (18.8)
>  10 years 72 (19.8) 24 (20.7) 21 (17.7) 27 (21.1)
Are you familiar with the term "Standard precautions"? Yes, I’m very familiar 123 (33.9) 41 (35.3) 30 (33.6) 42 (32.8)
I know some elements of standard precautions 163 (44.9) 55 (47.4) 51 (42.9) 57 (44.5)
I can imagine what it is about 72 (19.8) 19 (16.4) 27 (22.7) 26 (20.3)
  Does not mean anything to me 5 (1.4) 1 (0.8) 1 (0.8) 3 (2.3)
Is familiar with the IPC concept of the UHZ and its SOP 307 (84.6) 101 (87.1) 103 (86.6) 103 (80.5)
Did read the SOP about “Standard precautions - the basics” (outside study setting) 178 (49) 60 (51.7) 57 (47.9) 61 (47.7)
Did read the entire SOP about “Standard precautions - the basics” (outside study setting) 53 (14.6) 21 (18.1) 16 (13.4) 16 (12.5)
Did read the SOP about “Standard precautions - the basics” more than once (outside study setting) 79 (21.8) 33 (28.4) 21 (17.6) 25 (19.5)
Did read the SOP about “Standard precautions - the basics” during the previous month (outside study setting) 70 (19.3) 26 (22.4) 24 (20.2) 20 (15.6)
  1. Abbreviations: IQR Interquartile range, SOP Standard Operating Procedure, UHZ University Hospital Zurich