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Table 1 Responses for the assessment of the 'test product’, after single use of the in-house prepared alcohol based hand rub (using a feedback form on a 7 point Likert like scale) in a rural tertiary care hospital in Central India

From: A step-wise approach towards introduction of an alcohol based hand rub, and implementation of front line ownership- using a, rural, tertiary care hospital in central India as a model

Part A Doctors n = 130 (100%) Nurses n = 53 (100%)
  Male-96, Female-34 Male-8, Female-35
Questions Details of the codes No reply Details of the codes No reply
1. ‘What is your opinion of the test product’ for hand hygiene?* Unpleasant   Pleasant   Unpleasant   Pleasant  
a. Colour 21 (16) 18 (14) 85 (65) 6 (5) 5 (10) 9 (17) 39 (74)  
b. Smell 63 (48) 13 (10) 54 (42) - 14 (26) 5 (9) 34 (64) -
c. Application 24 (18) 13 (10) 93 (72) - 4 (8) 2 (4) 47 (89) -
d. Texture Sticky   Not sticky   Sticky   Not sticky -
17 (13) 14 (11) 99 (76) - 5 (9) 6 (11) 42 (79)
e. Irritation Irritating   Not irritating   Irritating   Not irritating -
15 (12) 9 (7) 105 (81) 1 (1) _ 4 (8) 49 (92)
f. Drying effect Much   None   Much   None -
52 (40) 24 (18) 53 (41) 1 (1) 33 (62) 7 (13) 13 (25)
g. Ease of use Difficult   Easy   Difficult   Easy -
11 (8) 5 (4) 112 (86) 2 (2) 1 (1) 1 (1) 51 (96)
h. Speed of drying Slow   Fast   Slow   Fast -
19 (15) 9 (7) 101 (78) 1 (1) 13 (24) 10 (19) 30 (57)
i.Overall evaluation Dissatisfied   Satisfied - Dissatisfied   Satisfied -
17 (13) 15 (12) 98 (75)   4 (8) 2 (4) 47 (89)
2. Rate the differences between the ‘test product’ and the product used by you in the hospital? Major   Minor   Major   Minor -
65 (50). 14 (11) 33 (25) 18 (14) 51 (96) 1 (2) 1 (2)
3. Which product do you prefer? Usual product   'Test product'   Usual product   'Test product'  
41 (32) 32 (25) 55 (42) 2 (2) 4 (8) 2 (4) 46 (87) 1(2)
Evaluation of the 'Test Product' Abnormal   Normal   Abnormal   Normal  
a. Appearance (supple, red, blotchy, rash) 12 (9) 4 (3) 113 (87) 1 (1) 1 (2) 0 52 (98) -
b. Intactness (abrasion, fissures) 15 (12) 2 (2) 112 (86) 1 (1) 2 (4) 0 51 (96) -
c. Moisture content (dryness 18 (14) 9 (7) 102 (78) 1 (1) 4 (8) 0 49 (92) -
d. Sensation (itching, burning, soreness) 17 (13) 4 (3) 108 (83) 1 (1) 3 (6) 1 (2) 49 (92) -
4. How would you assess the overall integrity of the skin on your hands? Altered   Perfect   Altered   Perfect -
14 (11) 10 (8) 101 (78) 5 (4) 1 (2) 2 (4) 50 (94)
Part B         
5a. Are you using any hand rub during hospital work?** Yes   No   Yes   No -
70 (54) - 57 (44) 3 (2) 53 (100) - 0
5b. What type of Hand rub are you using presently?** Own   Spirit   Own   Spirit -
31 (24) - 54 (42) 45 (35) - - 53 (100)
6. Do you think that the ‘Test product’ could improve your hand hygiene compliance? ** Yes   No   Yes   No  
90 (69) 9 (7) 28 (22) 3 (2) 49 (93) - 3 (6) 1
7. Would you like the 'Test product' to be supplied in the hospital? ** Yes   No   Yes    -
119 (92) - 7 (5) 4 (3) 52 (98) - 1 (2)
  1. **For easy tabular presentation we have indicated No = 7 for questions; 5a,6 and 7 in the table, Own: own purchased commercially available ABHR.
  2. Decimals are rounded off to the nearest number.