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Table 3 Documents used for data acquisition during the intervention and observation phase

From: Improving hospital hygiene to reduce the impact of multidrug-resistant organisms in health care–a prospective controlled multicenter study

Documents used in the intervention and observation phase Description of data collected Document to be filled out by
Patient admission sheet Risk factors for MDRO colonization or infection Health care workers during anamnesis, or, alternatively, by the patient (with help of staff)
Documentation sheet on the progression of MDRO status including transition sectiona for the physician responsible for subsequent treatment Admission and discharge data, sample taking and diagnosis, where applicable isolation measures, control swab test, time of infection, information for physician responsible for subsequent treatment Health care workers
Documentation sheet for nursing efforts for MDROb infections/colonizations Nursing workload in minutes Nursing staff
Patient evaluation sheet Subjective evaluation of hygiene measures in the hospital Patient
Quality of life questionnaire (modified version of the SF-36) Health-related quality of life in the last seven days Patient
  1. aThis form differs slightly for the delayed intervention group and the immediate intervention group. In order to exert as little influence as possible on the documentation of previous hygiene management programs, the form for the delayed intervention group does not include the transition section for the physician responsible for subsequent treatment
  2. balso relevant for reimbursement by the statutory health insurance
  3. Note: Documents can be downloaded from: http://www2.medizin.uni-greifswald.de/icm/index.php?id=hicare