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Table 1 Knowledge about HAIs and disinfection of the 527 nurses who responded to the survey

From: An Investigation of Nurses' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Regarding Disinfection Procedures in Italy

Question       
Which of the following are the most common HAIs? No. %   
Urinary tract 302 57.3   
Respiratory 274 52.0   
Surgical wound 261 49.5   
Skin 166 31.5   
Sepsis 143 27.1   
Vascular catheter 142 26.9   
Endocarditis 22 4.2   
Encephalitis 18 3.4   
Statement       
  Agree Uncertain Disagree
  No. % No. % No. %
Non appropriate disinfection procedures increase the risk of getting HAIs among hospitalized patients 508 96.4 9 1.7 10 1.9
Alcohol-based hand-rubbing should be performed before manipulation of intravenous devices or insertion of an urethral catheter 478 90.7 18 3.4 31 5.9
Disinfectant should be applied for the specified contact time 458 86.9 37 7 32 6.1
Non appropriate disinfection procedures increase the risk of transmitting HAIs among hospitalized patients 424 80.5 31 5.9 72 13.6
Non appropriate disinfection procedures increase the risk of transmitting HAIs among HCWs 410 77.8 53 10.1 64 12.1
Non appropriate disinfection procedures increase the risk of getting HAIs among HCWs 409 77.6 48 9.1 70 13.3
  1. HAIs = Healthcare-associated infections
  2. HCWs = Healthcare workers