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Table 2 Data collection sources and methods

From: Avoiding inappropriate urinary catheter use and catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI): a pre-post control intervention study

Data Data collection method Data source(s) Data collected Data collection timepoint(s)
IDC usage rate and incidence of CAUTI Online data collection tool - Patient medical records – facility-wide across all four hospitals - Bedside observation - Infection control database - Urinary catheter presence - Days catheter in situ - CAUTI rate - Baseline - 4 months post-implementation commencement - 9 months post-implementation commencement
Patient profile Data extraction and then merge with data from point prevalence - Electronic patient management systems - Patient demographics including age, gender, weight, diagnosis, type of admission - Baseline - 4 months post-implementation commencement - 9 months post-implementation commencement
Clinician knowledge and competency Online survey - Clinicians (all nurses and medical officers invited from participating hospitals) - Clinician competency - Clinician knowledge of CAUTI prevention - Perception of unit-based culture - Baseline - 6 months post-implementation commencement
Barriers and enablers to implementation Focus group - Clinicians (6–8 per facility) (all nurses and medical officers invited from participating hospitals) - Perceived barriers and enablers to implementation - 6 months post-implementation commencement