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Table 3 Hand hygiene technique scores 1 for 379 hand hygiene attempts with product contact times >1 s

From: Video observation of hand hygiene practices during routine companion animal appointments and the effect of a poster intervention on hand hygiene compliance

   HH technique score
HH product n 0 1 2 3 4
   % (n) % (n) % (n) % (n) % (n)
Water alone 27 93 (25) 7 (2) - - -
Soap 300 53 (158) 33 (100) 11 (32) 3 (8) 1 (2)
ABHR 52 13 (7) 33 (17) 40 (21) 13 (7) -
Total 379 50 (190) 31 (119) 14 (53) 4 (15) 1 (2)
  1. HH = hand hygiene, ABHR = alcohol-based hand rub.
  2. 1score was based on observation of deliberate effort to scrub/rub each of four separate parts of the hands (backs, between fingers, thumbs, wrists), with one point given for each component, resulting in a score from 0-4.