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Table 3 Barriers not to clean their hands (%), total cohort compared to nonsurgical and surgical departments (%)

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

Reason Baseline Follow up p
1) Not enough time 12.40 13.61 ns
nonsurgical 11.61 9.58 ns
surgical 13.03 15.72 ns
2) HH-dispenser was missing 5.38 5.15 ns
nonsurgical 5.28 3.59 ns
surgical 5.46 5.97 ns
3) HH-dispenser was not on the right place 7.95 5.77 ns
nonsurgical 6.86 4.79 ns
surgical 8.82 6.29 ns
4) HH is irritating the skin 2.22 2.27 ns
nonsurgical 2.37 3.59 ns
surgical 2.10 1.57 ns
5) Forgotten 15.32 16.08 ns
nonsurgical 15.30 16.77 ns
surgical 15.34 15.72 ns
6) I use hand gloves 27.37 17.94 <0.001
nonsurgical 27.70 20.36 ns
surgical 27.10 16.67 0.001
7) There is no reason for HH/no risk 23.39 21.24 ns
nonsurgical 24.54 23.95 ns
surgical 22.48 19.81 ns
8) Emergency case 34.04 25.57 0.002
nonsurgical 37.20 29.94 ns
surgical 31.51 23.27 0.014