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Table 2 Distribution of participants with correct responses (N = 200)

From: Knowledge and practices regarding tuberculosis infection control among nurses in Ibadan, south-west Nigeria: a cross-sectional study

SNKnowledge itemn%
Symptoms of PTB
 1Blurry vision (False)10854.0
 2Coughing for longer than 2–3 weeks (True)19999.5
 3Coughing up blood (True)19798.5
 4Ear pain (False)10653.0
 5Fever (True)17688.0
 6Memory loss (False)11859.0
 7Night sweats (True)19195.5
 8Pain with urination (False)15376.5
 9Watery eyes (False)9045.0
 10Weight loss (True)19597.5
Mode of spread and risk of TB
 11TB can be spread to others through semen or vaginal fluid (False)17587.5
 12TB can be spread to others through the air (True)19396.5
 13TB can be spread to others through contact with blood (False)15376.5
 14Patients with TB disease can infect other people by coughing (True)19396.5
 15Patients with TB disease can infect other people by sharing food (False)8743.5
 16Patients with TB disease can infect other people by talking or singing (True)9045.0
 17Patients with TB disease can infect other people by sneezing (True)17889.0
 18Patients with TB disease are more likely to infect others if they cough up a lot of sputum (True)18291.0
 19Treating TB patient with the right drugs does not affect how infectious they are (False)9045.0
 20Healthcare workers in the outpatients clinic have the same risk of getting TB as any other person (False)157.5
 21An HIV-positive person has the same risk of getting TB as an HIV-negative person (False)4623.0
 22An HIV-positive staff member cannot get sick with TB if they practise TB infection control measures (False)4321.5
 23It is alright for HIV-positive staff who are healthy to work in TB high risk areas of the hospital (False)13467.0
TB infection control (TBIC) measures
 24When entering the outpatients clinic, every patient should be asked if they are coughing (True)13668.0
 25Patients who are identified as presumptive TB cases should not be separated from other patients in the waiting area as this will be seen to be discriminating against them (False)11758.5
 26A coughing/sneezing patient should be instructed to cover their mouth with a handkerchief, tissue or their arm while coughing/sneezing (True)19296.0
 27If coughing/sneezing TB patients or presumptive cases use handkerchief or tissue to cover their mouth while coughing or sneezing, that is usually enough to protect the healthcare worker (False)9748.5
 28If a coughing patient has not been diagnosed as a case of TB, it is not necessary to instruct them to cover their mouth while coughing (False)17386.5
 29A coughing patient should be instructed to collect a sputum sample in the clinic toilet (False)7939.5
 30Opening windows in a room with a coughing patient has no effect on the spread of TB (False)13869.0
 31If a fan is used in a room, opening windows will not provide additional benefits for TB infection control (False)15477.0
 32The windows in a room where there is a TB patient should not be opened because they have to be hidden from other people (False)18090.0
 33Presumptive TB cases in the waiting area should wait just as long as everyone else, and should not be rushed through the queue (False)11859.0