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Table 5 Practices of HCWs on TB IC

From: Health care workers’ knowledge, attitudes and practices on tuberculosis infection control, Nepal

IC practice Frequency Percentage
Proportion of shift spent with TB patients
 Less than 25% 91 47.9
 26-50% 47 24.7
 51-75% 38 20.0
 Above 75% 14 7.4
Proportion of shift worn respirator
 Not at all 73 38.4
 Less than 25% 79 41.6
 26-50% 18 9.5
 51-75% 6 3.1
 Above 75% 14 7.4
Type of respirator used
 N-95 mask 19 10.0
 Surgical mask 68 35.8
 Ordinary mask 30 15.8
What did they do for coughing patient in queue
 Ask duration of their cough 56 29.5
 Place them in separate waiting area 6 3.2
 Place them in front of queue 6 3.2
 Inform about cough etiquette 113 59.5
 Do nothing 48 25.3
Patient education on cough etiquette (medical staff only, n = 128)
 Always 49 38.3
 Sometimes 55 43.0
 Never 6 4.7
 As per the need 18 14.1