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Table 1 a) Age of and mortality among adult patients across the three study years, and b) physicians’ and nurses’ participation rates in educational training sessions in the intervention year 2013, by study arms

From: Impact of psychologically tailored hand hygiene interventions on nosocomial infections with multidrug-resistant organisms: results of the cluster-randomized controlled trial PSYGIENE

  a) b)
  Mean age of adult patients (standard deviation)* Mortality rate (95% confidence interval) Physicians working in study arm in the intervention year 2013 Physicians participating in at least one educational training session in the intervention year 2013 Nurses working in study arm in the intervention year 2013 Nurses participating in at least one educational training session in the intervention year 2013
“Tailoring”-study arm
2013 60.6 years (3.4 years) 7.3% (6.7–8.0%) n = 315 n = 139 (participation rate: 44.1%) n = 367 n = 190 (participation rate: 51.8%)
2014 61.0 years (3.9 years) 7.0% (6.4–7.6%)
2013 61.8 years(4.1 years) 7.5% (6.8–8.2%)
“ASH”- study arm
2013 62.1 years(8.0 years) 5.2% (4.4–6.0%) n = 200 n = 108 (participation rate: 54.0%) n = 205 n = 94 (participation rate: 45.9%)
2014 62.1 years(8.2 years) 4.8% (4.1–5.6%)
2013 62.8 years(8.9 years) 5.8% (5.0–6.7%)
  1. *Weighted means and standard deviations
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