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Table 2 Guidelines applicability average degree compared to its protective value (“protecting me” and “prevent contagion”) (N = 242)

From: A mixed-methods sequential explanatory design comparison between COVID-19 infection control guidelines’ applicability and their protective value as perceived by Israeli healthcare workers, and healthcare executives’ response

Guideline Applicable Protect/Prevent Contagion Test Statistic (S)a p-value Adjusted pb
Hand hygiene 4.5 4.0 4122.5 <.0001 <.0001
Gloves and gown 3.9 3.7 960.0 0.02 0.20
Signage at entrance 4.4 3.8 3190.5 <.0001 <.0001
Alcohol rub sanitizers at entrance 4.3 4.0 1593.5 <.0001 <.0001
Mask for symptomatic patients 3.8 3.9 − 446.0 0.20 0.89
Mask for contact with symptomatic patients 4.3 3.9 1923.5 <.0001 <.0001
Prohibited gathering over 10 people 3.6 3.8 − 1020.5 0.004 0.04
Maintaining a distance of 2 m’ 3.0 3.7 − 3470.5 <.0001 <.0001
Questioning at entrance 3.5 3.6 − 754.5 0.08 0.58
Remote services 3.9 4.4 − 2277.0 <.0001 <.0001
  1. a Wilcoxon Signed-Ranks tests
  2. b Sidak adjustment for multiple testing