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Table 1 Frequency of hand hygiene practices assessed at visit 3

From: Assessment of tolerability and acceptability of an alcohol-based hand rub according to a WHO protocol and using apparatus tests

N (%)
Do you usually use a hand lotion?
As often as possible14 (11.1)
Sometimes, depending on the season30 (23.8)
Several times daily33 (26.2)
Once daily27 (21.4)
Seldom20 (15.9)
Never2 (1.6)
Do you think that a lack of time has an effect on hand hygiene?
Always23 (18.4)
Very often30 (24.0)
Often52 (41.6)
Do not know5 (4.0)
Seldom6 (4.8)
Very seldom7 (5.6)
Never2 (1.6)
Do you think that skin damage has an effect on hand hygiene?
Always25 (19.8)
Very often34 (27.0)
Often47 (37.3)
Do not know8 (6.3)
Seldom8 (6.3)
Very seldom2 (1.6)
Never2 (1.6)
During how many consecutive days have you used the test product? (days)
3 days74 (58.7)
4 days16 (12.7)
5 days24 (19.0)
6 days1 (0.8)
7 days10 (7.9)
  > 7 days1 (0.8)
How often do you have direct contact with patients during your working day? (contacts)
  < 17 (5.6)
1–529 (23.)
6–1036 (28.6)
11–1529 (23.0)
  > 1525 (19.8)
Are there differences between the test product and the product used in your hospital?
No1 (0.8)
I do not think so1 (0.8)
Do not know4 (3.2)
I think so61 (48.4)
Yes40 (31.7)
Yes, absolutely19 (15.1)
Do you think that the investigated product could improve your hand hygiene?
No4 (3.2)
Do not know8 (6.3)
I think so60 (47.6)
Yes21 (16.7)
Yes, absolutely33 (26.2)