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Table 4 Adherence to study requirements (collection of swabs and diaries on a daily basis) of patients and healthcare worker enrolled in prospective surveillance of influenza infection, 2015/2016 influenza season

From: The TransFLUas influenza transmission study in acute healthcare - recruitment rates and protocol adherence in healthcare workers and inpatients

  Department  
All departments Pulmonology Hematology Internal Medicine P-value
Days in study
 Total patients 2321 920 788 613 n.a.
 Median days in study per patient, range 8 (3–77) 9 (3–77) 8 (3–65) 8 (3–34) 0.83
 Total HCWs 5553 1587 1774 2096 n.a
 Median days in study per HCW, range 96 (71–96) 96 (71–96) 96 (79–96) 96 (80–96) 0.45
  Nurses 96 (93–96) 96 (94–96) 96 (93–96) 96 (96–96) 0.91
  Physicians 82 (71–96) 82 (71–92) 85 (79–88) 80 (80–80) 0.79
Swabs
Patients
  Total number of swabs in study 1469 592 471 406 n.a.
  Median number of swabs per patient, range 5 (0–68) 4.5 (0–68) 5 (0–49) 5 (0–26) 0.84
  Total number of swabs in hospital 1430 568 461 401 n.a.
  Median number of swabs abs in hospital, range 4 (0–68) 4 (0–68) 5 (0–49) 5 (0–26) 0.73
  Total number of swabs after discharge 39 24 10 5 n.a.
  Median number of swabs after discharge, range 0 (0–4) 0 (0–4) 0 (0–3) 0 (0–2) 0.53
  Swabs per day in study, % 60 (0–100) 60 (0–100) 60 (0–100) 60 (0–90) 0.86
  Swabs per day in hospital, % 83 (0–100) 80 (0–100) 84 (0–100) 85 (0–100) 0.97
HCWs
  Total number of swabs in study 3513 787 1244 1390 n.a
  Median number of swabs in study, range 69 (0–96) 42 (0–96) 69 (18–96) 77.5 (0–92) 0.29
  Swabs per day in study, % 62 (0–100) 49 (0–100) 70 (20–100) 66 (0–96) 0.26
  Nurses
   Total number of swabs in study 3150 694 1066 1390 n.a
   Median number of swabs in study, range 75 (0–96) 65 (0–96) 71 (22–96) 78 (8–92) 0.56
   Swabs per day in study, % 67 (0–100) 56 (0–100) 74 (23–100) 69 (8–96) 0.56
  Physicians
   Total number of swabs in study 339 69 178 0 n.a
   Median number of swabs in study, range 36 (0–92) 27 (0–42) 48.5 (18–63) 0 0.25
   Swabs per day in study, % 43 (0–96) 26 (0–46) 53 (20–74) 0 0.25
Diaries
Patients
  Total number of diaries in study 1470 593 471 406 n.a.
  Median number of diaries in study, range 5 (0–68) 4.5 (0–68) 5 (0–49) 5 (0–26) 0.85
  Total number of diaries in hospital, total 1431 569 461 401 n.a
  Median number of diaries in hospital, range 4 (0–68) 4 (0–68) (0–49) 5 (0–26) 0.75
  Total number of diaries after discharge, total 39 24 10 5 n.a
  Median number of diaries after discharge, range 0 (0–4) 0 (0–4) 0 (0–3) 0 (0–2) 53
  Diaries per day in study, % 60 (0–100) 60 (0–100) 60 (0–100) 60 (0–90) 0.86
  Diaries per day in hospital, % 83 (0–100) 80 (0–100) 84 (0–100) 85 (0–100) 0.97
HCWs
  Total number of diaries in study 3661 849 1275 1444 n.a.
  Median number of diaries in study, range 72 (0–96) 49 (0–96) 72 (18–96) 83 (0–94) 0.30
  Diaries per day in study, % 77 (0–100) 53 (0–100) 77 (20–100) 86 (0–98) 0.27
  Nurses
   Total number of diaries in study 3275 740 1091 1444 n.a
   Median number of diaries in study, range 78 (0–96) 69 (0–96) 75 (24–96) 83 (8–94) 0.59
   Diaries per day in study, % 81 (0–100) 73 (0–100) 78 (25–100) 86 (8–98) 0.57
  Physicians
   Total number of diaries in study 361 84 184 0 n.a
   Median number of diaries in study, range 37 (0–93) 35 (0–49) 49 (18–68) 0 0.25
   Diaries per day in study, % 47 (0–97) 43 (0–53) 60 (20–77) 0 0.25
  1. Abbreviations: n.a. not applicable, HCWs healthcare workers