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Table 2 Survey results regarding the behavior with respect to the “My 5 Moments for HH”, total cohort compared to nonsurgical and surgical departments (%)

From: Hand hygiene behavior in a tertiary university hospital: differences between surgical and nonsurgical departments

Question Answers   p
  always very often sometimes never n.a.  
Do you clean your hands before patient contact?
Baseline 63.6 27.5 6.0 0.6 2.3  
Follow up 74.4 20.6 4.5 0.4 - <0.001
Baseline (nonsurgical) 63.1 27.7 6.3 0.8 2.1  
Follow up (nonsurgical) 71.9 23.4 4.8 0.0 - ns
Baseline (surgical) 64.1 27.3 5.7 0.4 2.5  
Follow up (surgical) 75.8 19.2 4.4 0.6 - 0.001
Do you clean your hands before aseptic task?
Baseline 80.6 12.2 3.4 1.5 2.3  
Follow up 85.8 9.3 2.7 2.3 - 0.003
Baseline (nonsurgical) 79.9 12.7 3.7 1.6 2.1  
Follow up (nonsurgical) 82.6 13.2 4.2 0.0 - ns
Baseline (surgical) 81.1 11.8 3.2 1.5 2.5  
Follow up (surgical) 87.4 7.2 1.9 3.5 - 0.002
Do you clean your hands after body fluid exposure risk?
Baseline 95.3 1.9 0.2 0.2 2.3  
Follow up 97.9 1.0 0.2 0.8 - <0.001
Baseline (nonsurgical) 94.2 2.9 0.5 0.3 2.1  
Follow up (nonsurgical) 97.6 1.8 0.6 0.0 - ns
Baseline (surgical) 96.2 1.1 0.0 0.2 2.5  
Follow up (surgical) 98.1 0.6 0.0 1.3 - 0.008
Do you clean your hands after patient contact?
Baseline 81.1 14.2 2.3 0.1 2.3  
Follow up 86.8 12.2 0.6 0.4 - <0.001
Baseline (nonsurgical) 81.0 14.0 2.6 0.3 2.1  
Follow up (nonsurgical) 87.4 12.0 0.6 0.0 - ns
Baseline (surgical) 81.1 14.3 2.1 0.0 2.5  
Follow up (surgical) 86.5 12.3 0.6 0.6 - 0.005
Do you clean your hands after contact with patient surroundings?
Baseline 36.1 35.3 23.2 3.0 2.3  
Follow up 48.9 34.0 14.6 2.5 - <0.001
Baseline (nonsurgical) 36.4 35.6 23.2 2.6 2.1  
Follow up (nonsurgical) 47.3 34.1 16.2 2.4 - 0.044
Baseline (surgical) 35.9 35.1 23.1 3.4 2.5  
Follow up (surgical) 49.7 34.0 13.8 2.5 - <0.001