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Table 2 Healthcare workers' (HCW) and parents' perceptions of the impact of hospital-acquired infections (HAI) and of the importance of hand hygiene

From: Healthcare workers' and parents' perceptions of measures for improving adherence to hand-hygiene

Healthcare Workers Parents
  No % (95%CI)   No % (95%CI)
Impact of HAIs on patient outcome (high/very high) 114/132 86.4 (79.7-91.4) Risk of acquiring an HAI (high/very high) 159/234 67.9 (61.8-73.7)
Hand hygiene effectiveness in preventing HAIs (high/very high) 135/138 97.8 (94.2-99.4) Hand-hygiene effectiveness in preventing HAIs (high/very high) 209/232 90.1 (85.7-93.5)
Importance in the ward of hand hygiene with respect to all patient safety issues (high/very high) 136/138 98.5 (95.3-99.8) Importance of hand hygiene for healthcare safety (high/very high) 230/235 97.9 (95.3-99.2)
Importance that the head of the ward places on the fact that HCWs perform optimal hand hygiene (high/very high) 94/135 69.6 (61.5-76.9) Importance that the head of the ward places on the fact that parents perform optimal hand hygiene (high/very high) 138/226 61.1 (54.6-67.3)
Effort required to perform good hand hygiene when caring for patients (high/very high) 82/137 59.8 (51.5-67.8) Effort required to perform good hand hygiene (high/very high) 154/233 66.1 (59.8-72.0)