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Table 2 Items used in the questionnaire and prevalence of affirmative answers divided upon health care workers: with negative or positive norovirus findings in faeces

From: Risk factors for norovirus infection in healthcare workers during nosocomial outbreaks: a cross-sectional study

Items NoV detection in HCWs faeces
Negative
N = 103
Positive
N = 26
P-value
8 Have you read the hygiene instructions?    
Yes 87.4% 76.0%  > 0.10
Partially 4.9% 12.0%  
No 7.8% 12.0%  
9 Do you follow the instructions?    
Yes 91.2% 84.0% 0.04
Partially 5.9% 0.0%  
No 2.9% 16.0%  
During the last seven days have there been;
10 visible faeces in your ward? 69.1% 88.0% 0.08
11 visible vomit in your ward? 44.2% 73.7% 0.02
During the last seven days have you;
12 worked in different wards? 6.8% 19.2% 0.06
13 worked extra shifts in other wards? 2.9% 8.0% 0.3
14 transported patients between wards? 12.6% 19.2% 0.4
15 worked in an overcrowded ward? 40.0% 38.5% 1.0
16 worked with cohort care of NoV patients? 26.7% 57.7% 0.005
17 worked with other care of NoV patients? 31.4% 62.5% 0.009
18 worked with patients with diarrhoea of unknown cause? 49.5% 56.0% 0.7
19 handled sheets or clothes soiled with faeces? 65.7% 80.8% 0.2
20 handled sheets or clothes soiled with vomit? 17.5% 52.0% 0.001
21 cleaned spilled faeces? 51.0% 72.0% 0.07
22 cleaned spilled vomit? 5.8% 26.9% 0.005
23 changed infected patients’ napkins? 30.7% 69.2% 0.001
24 handled faeces in other ways, sample collection? 21.4% 38.5% 0.08
25 helped patients with showering? 68.6% 76.9% 0.5
26 helped patients with toilet visits? 80.2% 96.0% 0.07
28 handled food for patients? 63.1% 76.0% 0.3
29 assisted patients or their relatives using the ward´s kitchen? 9.1% 0% 0.2
30 during the same day cleaned up faeces or vomit and also distributed food to patients? 40.8% 28.0% 0.3
31 during the same day cleaned up faeces or vomit and also distributed food to the staff? 11.7% 3.8% > 0.10
32 cooked your own food in the ward? 58.3% 76.9% > 0.10
33 eaten nuts, snacks or goodies in the ward? 58.8% 38.5% 0.08
36 been together with staff from other wards? 13.6% 0% 0.07
37 eaten at the hospital canteen? 22.3% 12.0% > 0.10
38 had lunch outside the hospital? 21.4% 16.0% > 0.10