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Table 2 Comparison between subsidized and private RCHs regarding hand hygiene, use of gloves and respiratory protection performance of different healthcare workers

From: Observational study of compliance with infection control practices among healthcare workers in subsidized and private residential care homes

  Subsidized RCH Private RCH
PCWs,
n (%)
HWs,
n (%)
Professional staffa, n (%) PCWs,
n (%)
HWs,
n (%)
Professional staffa, n(%)
Hand Hygiene
 Missing 742 (87.6) 185 (80.8) 99 (63.9) 553 (88.2) 112 (93.3) 251 (82)
 Performed 98 (11.6) 38 (16.6) 47 (30.3) 66 (10.5) 8 (6.7) 37 (12.1)
 Well performed 7 (0.8) 6 (2.6) 9 (5.8) 8 (1.3) 0 (0.0) 18 (5.9)
Use of gloves
 Not applicable 584 (68.9) 206 (90) 134 (86.5) 330 (52.6) 53 (44.2) 263 (85.9)
 Missing 3 (0.4) 3 (1.3) 1 (0.6) 5 (0.8) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.3)
 Improperly performed 219 (25.9) 11 (4.8) 5 (3.2) 239 (38.1) 60 (50) 22 (7.2)
 Properly performed 41 (4.8) 9 (3.9) 15 (9.7) 53 (8.5) 7 (5.8) 20 (6.5)
Respiratory protection
 Missing 214 (25.3) 71 (31.0) 51 (32.9) 273 (43.5) 3 (2.5) 114 (37.3)
 Improperly performed 8 (0.9) 3 (1.3) 2 (1.3) 1 (0.2) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
 Properly performed 625 (73.8) 155 (67.7) 102 (65.8) 353 (56.3) 117 (97.5) 192 (62.7)
  1. n = total numbers of observed infection control practice episodes
  2. % = percentage of compliance in each of the total number of observed infection control practice episodes
  3. aProfessional staff include nurses, doctors, and allied health professionals
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