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Table 5 Work experience and centrality of change agents and the top-five re-nominated leaders

From: Hand hygiene – social network analysis of peer-identified and management-selected change agents

  Working years in healthcare Median (range)Working years in the ward Median (range)Centrality Median (range)
DegreeClosenessBetweenness
Study arm 1
PICAs
Peer-identified change agents5 (3–8)5 (3–5)7 (5–25)0.008 (0.008–0.010)70.6 (40.8–387.8)
Top five re-nominated leaders15 (3–17)5 (2–15)23 (18–25)0.010 (0.010–0.010)359.8 (234.3–387.8)
Study arm 2
MSCAs
Management selected change agents19 (10–24)8 (2–10)12 (3–25)0.010 (0.009–0.011)86.5 (18.8–327.4)
Top five re-nominated leaders14 (6–24)3 (2–9)25 (21–36)0.011 (0.011–0.013)327.4 (232.7–687.0)
  1. PICAs Peer-identified change agents, MSCAs Management- selected change agents