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Table 2 Comparison of the use of protective equipment between HRDs and LRDs before confirmation [n (%)]

From: Perceived infection transmission routes, infection control practices, psychosocial changes, and management of COVID-19 infected healthcare workers in a tertiary acute care hospital in Wuhan: a cross-sectional survey

Protective behaviorsGroupNeverOccasionallySometimesOftenAlwaysP*
Wear maskTotal1(1.0)9(8.7)15(14.6)10(9.7)68(66.0)< 0.001
LRDs1(1.4)9(12.7)15(21.1)9(12.7)37(52.1) 
HRDs0(0)0(0)0(0)1(3.1)31(96.9) 
Wear gloveTotal2(1.9)14(13.6)19(18.5)15(14.6)53(51.5)< 0.001
LRDs2(2.8)14(19.7)16(22.5)11(15.5)28(39.4) 
HRDs0(0)0(0)3(9.4)4(12.5)25(78.1) 
Strictly follow hand hygieneTotal0(0)2(1.9)2(1.9)19(18.5)80(77.7)0.64
LRDs0(0)1(1.4)1(1.4)15(21.1)54(76.1) 
HRDs0(0)1(3.1)1(3.1)4(12.5)26(81.3) 
Strictly follow procedures of wearing and removingTotal11(10.7)8(7.8)15(14.6)14(13.6)55(53.4)< 0.001
LRDs11(15.5)8(11.3)13(18.3)11(15.5)28(39.4) 
HRDs0(0)0(0)2(6.3)3(9.4)27(84.4) 
Wear protective face shield/ screenTotal53(51.5)7(6.8)10(9.7)7(6.8)26(25.2)< 0.001
LRDs48(67.6)5(7.0)6(8.5)3(4.2)9(12.7) 
HRDs5(15.6)2(6.3)4(12.5)4(12.5)17(53.1) 
Wear protective clothingTotal45(43.7)14(13.6)10(9.7)5(4.9)29(28.2)< 0.001
LRDs42(59.2)10(14.1)4(5.6)3(4.2)12(16.9) 
HRDs3(9.4)4(12.5)6(18.8)2(6.3)17(53.1) 
Wear protective shoe coversTotal52(50.5)7(6.8)10(9.7)10(9.7)24(23.3)< 0.001
LRDs45(63.4)5(7.0)5(7.0)5(7.0)11(15.5) 
HRDs7(21.9)2(6.3)5(15.6)5(15.6)13(40.6) 
  1. LRDs Low risk of nosocomial infection department, HRDs High risk of nosocomial infection departments. *P value from Wilcoxon rank-sum test for two independent samples