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Table 1 Characteristics of survey and interview participants

From: Nurses’ knowledge, behaviour and compliance concerning hand hygiene in nursing homes: a cross-sectional mixed-methods study

Survey participants Interview participants
Participant characteristics Frequency (N = 165) Mean SD +/− % of sample Frequency (N = 27) % of sample
Gender 148    90 27 100
 Female 132    80 24 89
 Male 16    10 3 11
Age 123 47 12 75 27 100
  < 29 11    7 2 7
 30–39 27    16 2 7
 40–49 23    14 8 30
 50–59 50    30 9 33
  > 60 12    7 6 22
Staff profession 155    94 27 100
 Director of Nursing    6 22
 Licensed Nurse / Geriatric Nurse 85    52 15 56
 Nursing Aid / Nursing Assistant 65    39
 Nursing Students 5    3
 Hygiene Specialist (nursing background)    4 15
 Hygiene Specialist (other professional backgrounds)    2 7
Shift 149    90 27 100
 Day 104    63 27 100
 Night 6    4 -
 Day and Night 39    24 -
Job tenure in the institution (years) 128 10 7 78 27 100
  < 5 46    28 4 15
 6–10 25    16 4 15
 11–15 26    16 8 30
 16–20 18    11 6 22
 21–25 11    7 5 19
  > 25 1    1
  1. An overview of responses to the staff survey is given in Table 2 as well as in Figs. 1 and 2.