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Research Article

Prevalence and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Pattern of Bacteria Isolated from Mobile Phones of Health Care Professionals Working in Gondar Town Health Centers

Table 1

Participants’ response for questions related to the use of mobile phones.

QuestionYes 
(%)
No 
(%)

Do you use your cell phone in the health center?55 (94.8)3 (5.2)
Do you use the same cell phone at home?44 (75.9)11 (24.1)
Do your colleges use your cell phone?28 (48.3)30 (51.7)
Do you answer phone calls while attending patients?24 (41.4)34 (58.6)
Do you wear gloves while answering phone calls in the health center?10 (17.2)48 (82.8)
Have you ever cleaned your cell phone in the past?17 (29.3)41 (70.7)
Do you clean your cell phone regularly?10 (17.2)48 (82.7)
Do you wash your hands after using your cell phone in the health center?9 (15.5)49 (84.5)
Do you wash your hands before attending your patient?42 (72.4)16 (27.6)
Do you think that cell phones can carry bacteria? 41 (70.7)17 (29.3)
Do you think that cell phones can transfer bacteria from one patient to the other?31 (53.4)27 (46.6)
Do you carry stethoscope, hammer, tourniquet, and so forth with your cell phone? 17 (29.3)41 (70.7)
Have you taken any training on infection prevention?34 (58.6)24 (41.4)
Do you have any guide line for infection prevention?40 (69)18 (31)
Do you think that mobile phones are pertinent in the health center?35 (60.3)23 (39.7)

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