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Table 4 Evaluation of test products and product preference

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

Question Response options Product A Product B^
N % N %
Are there differences between the test product and the product used in this elderly home? Major difference 4 11.11 15 41.67
Some 18 50 18 50
None 14 38.89 1 2.78
Missing 0 0 2 5.56
Which product do you prefer? Test product 18 50 25 69.44
Usual product of (RCHE) 3 8.33 2 5.56
No difference 15 41.67 7 19.44
Missing 0 0 2 5.56
Do you think that the test product could improve your hand hygiene compliance? Yes absolutely 12 33.33 27 75
No 5 13.89 1 2.78
Neutral 19 52.78 6 16.67
Missing 0 0 2 5.56
Did you have any preference between the test products used?#
Gel 0 0
Foam 19 52.78
No preference 15 41.67
Missing 2 5.56
  1. # This question was asked at the end of the testing period (N = 34)
  2. ^Two subjects were hospitalized during the washout period and were unable to participate in testing of product B