Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases / 2013 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Knowledge of and Adherence to Hygiene Guidelines among Medical Students in Austria

Table 1

Distributed questionnaire. The survey was paper based and only single choice was accepted.

QuestionAnswer possibilities

How often do you disinfect your hands during a day in the clinical setting? After every patient contact
Before and after every patient contact
Two-three times/day
Never

How often do you disinfect the membrane of your stethoscope? After every patient contact
Before and after every patient contact
Two-three times/day
Never

How often do you disinfect your hands before or after blood sample collection? After every patient contact
Before and after every patient contact
I wear gloves
Never

How often do you wear gloves for blood sample collection?Always
Most of the time
Never

How often do you perform “recapping” of needles? Always
Most of the time
Never

How often do you change your white coat?Regularly, at least every 1-2 weeks
Sometimes, about every 1-2 months
Only if the white coat is dirty
I do not remember

How often do you wear your white coat during lunch break in the canteen? Always
Most of the time
Never

Do you leave the operation wing with operation theater clothing? Yes, always
Sometimes
Only if I go back in foreseeable time
No, never

Assess your knowledge regarding hygiene guidelines in the OT (school marks)Excellent
Good
Satisfactory
Sufficient
Not sufficient

How well do you know the hygiene guidelines at your university hospital? Excellent
Good
Satisfactory
Sufficient
Not sufficient

Have you ever read and understood the hygiene guidelines? Yes
No
I would like but I do not know where to find them

If you know the hygiene guidelines, would you have difficulties to state at least three guidelines? Yes
No

Would you favor the implementation of an obligatory operation theater license?Yes
No
This would not solve the fundamental problem since adherence to hygiene guidelines decreases over time

Have you ever had a professional introduction to hygiene guidelines?Yes, in the framework of a lecture or seminar
Yes, by a doctor in the clinical setting
Yes, in the framework of a clinical internship
No

Do you think that the amount of disinfectant dispensers provided in the hospital is sufficient? Yes
No
I always have a pocket dispenser with me

Do you wear bracelets, rings, or wristwatches in the hospital?Yes, always
Most of the time
No, never

Do you sit on the hospital bed during patient contact? Yes, always
Rather often
Sometimes
Rather seldom
No, never

Do you shake hands with the patient when greeting each other? Yes, always
Rather often
Sometimes
Rather seldom
No, never

Do you think that there are sufficient numbers of white coats provided (one at a time) for students at your hospital? Yes
2-3 would be better
At own disposal would be better

Have you ever had patient contact even if you were seriously ill, since you otherwise would not have fulfilled the requirements to take part in an exam? Yes, repeatedly
1-2 times during my medical studies so far
No, never

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