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Table 3 Evaluation of frequency of hand hygiene practices

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

  Product A (Gel) Product B^ (Foam)
(a) In what percentage of times where hand hygiene is recommended, did you really clean your hands? Variable N (%) N (%)
0–10% 11 (30.56) 3 (8.33)
20–40% 12 (33.33) 12 (33.33)
50–70% 6 (16.67) 14 (38.89)
80–100% 7 (20.58) 5 (13.89)
Missing 0 2 (5.56)
(b) Has the present study changed your hand hygiene practice? Yes 18 (50%) 25 (69.44)
No 18 (50%) 9 (25)
(c) During your last five opportunities for hand hygiene, how many times did you use handrubbing to clean your hands? 0 1 (2.78) 0
1 11 (30.56) 10 (27.75)
2 4 (11.11) 13 (36.11)
3 7 (19.44) 4 (11.11)
4 3 (8.33) 4 (11.11)
5 10 (27.78) 3 (8.33)
Missing 0 2 (5.56)
< 1 1 (2.78) 0
(d) On average, how often did you practice hand hygiene each day (during the test period) 1–5 18 (50) 18 (50)
6–10 17 (47.22) 15 (41.67)
11–15 0 1 (2.75)
> 15 0 0
Missing 0 2 (5.56)
  1. ^Two subjects were hospitalized during the washout period and were unable to participate in testing of product B