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Table 2 Evaluation of acceptability of both ABHR test products according to WHO criteria#

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

Variable Rating Product A (Gel) Product B (Foam)^
N % N %
Colour Pleasant 14 38.89 12 38.33
Neutral 22 61 22 61.11
Missing 0 0 2 5.56
Smell Pleasant 19 52.78 14 38.89
Neutral 16 44.4 20 55.56
Unpleasant 1 2.78 0 0
Texture Not sticky at all 33 91.67 33 91.67
Neutral 2 5.55 1 2.78
Sticky 1 2.77 0 0
Missing 0 0 2 5.56
Irritation Not irritating 30 83.33 34 94.44
Neutral 1 2.77 0 0
Irritating 5 13.88 0 0
Missing 0 0 2 5.56
Drying effect Not at all 33 91.7 32 88.89
Some 2 5.6 1 2.78
A lot 1 2.8 1 2.78
Missing 0 0 2 5.56
Ease of use Very easy 18 51.43 31 86.11
Neutral 9 25 3 8.33
Very difficult 8 22.2 0 0
Missing 1 2.78 2 5.56
Speed of drying Fast 32 88.89 34 94.44
Medium 2 5.56 0 0
Missing 2 5.56 2 5.56
Application Pleasant 24 66.67 31 86.11
Neutral 12 33.3 3 8.33
Missing 0 0 2 5.56
Overall Very satisfied 23 63.89 30 83.33
Neutral 13 36.1 4 11.11
Missing 0 0 2 5.56
  1. #WHO criteria for product acceptability: Items Colour & Fragrance (smell): must achieve a rating of ≥50% above 4 (neutral to very satisfied). All other items: ≥75%. Both ABHR products tested fulfilled the criteria
  2. ^Two subjects were hospitalized during the washout period and were unable to participate in testing of product B