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Table 3 Compliance with infection control guidelines among healthcare workers (HCWs)

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

  Professional staff a, n (%) HWs,
n (%)
PCWs,
n (%)
ANOVA test,
p-value
Hand hygiene F = 27.54, p < 0.001
 Missing 350 (75.92) 297 (85.1) 1295 (87.86)  
 Performed 84 (18.22) 46 (13.18) 164 (11.13)  
 Well performed 27 (5.86) 6 (1.72) 15 (1.02)  
Use of gloves F = 40.13, p < 0.001
 Missing 2 (3.13) 3 (3.33) 8 (1.43)  
 Improperly performed 27 (42.19) 71 (78.89) 458 (81.79)  
 Properly performed 35 (54.69) 16 (17.78) 94 (16.79)  
Respiratory protection F = 11.08, p < 0.001
 Missing 165 (35.79) 74 (21.2) 487 (33.04)  
 Improperly performed 2 (0.43) 3 (0.86) 9 (0.61)  
 Properly performed 294 (63.77) 272 (77.94) 978 (66.35)  
  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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