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Table 1 Subject demographics and responses to the WHO checklist for hand hygiene product tolerability and acceptability

From: Acceptability and tolerability of alcohol-based hand hygiene products for elderly residents in long-term care: a crossover study

Demographics Age range Frequency (%)
  70–75 4 (11.1)   
76–80 4 (11.1)
81–85 6 (16.67)
86–90 12 (33.33)
91–95 8 (22.27)
> 95 1 (2.78)
Missing 1 (2.78)
Mean ± SD in years 85 ± 8.25
Sex Female 25 (69.4)
Male 11 (30.6)
Evaluation of factors influencing skin tolerance Response Options
Use of a protective hand lotion/cream (outside of the test period) As often as possible 1 (2.8)
Several times per day 6 (16.7)
Once per day 4 (11.1)
Sometimes 1 (2.8)
Rarely 1 (2.8)
Never 23 (63.9)
Do you think you can improve your own hand hygiene compliance? Yes 22 (61.11)
No 5 (13.89)
Perhaps 7 (19.44)
Missing 2 (5.56)
It may be difficult for you to use an alcohol-based hand hygiene product because of:   Always Sometimes Never Missing
Forgetfulness 6 (16.67) 17 (47.22) 11 (30.56) 2 (5.56)
Lack of time 1 (2.78) 0 33 (97.1) 2 (5.56)
Damaged skin 1 (2.78) 33 (91.67) 2 (5.56)