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Table 6 Employees’ knowledge of infectious diseases and/or pathogens and their paths of infection, and employees’ knowledge of protective measures by mode of transmission, classified and analysed

From: What do healthcare workers in elderly care know about occupational health and safety? An explorative survey

Knowledge of pathogens** Geriatric HCWs (qualified) Medical HCWs (qualified) Care assistants Social service, supervisors, trainees, community service Total
N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%)
Good 12 (25.0) 9 (42.9) 6 (17.1) 3 (10.7) 30 (22.7)
Satisfactory 17 (35.4) 7 (33.3) 11 (31.4) 9 (32.1) 44 (33.3)
Adequate 14 (29.2) 5 (23.8) 7 (20.0) 12 (42.9) 38 (28.8)
Inadequate 5 (10.4) 0 (−−) 11 (31.4) 4 (14.3) 20 (15.2)
Protective measures      
Good 16 (33.3) 10 (47.6) 9 (25.7) 7 (25.0) 42 (31.8)
Satisfactory 15 (31.3) 6 (28.6) 14 (40.0) 8 (28.6) 43 (32.6)
Adequate 8 (16.7) 2 (9.5) 2 (5.7) 6 (21.4) 18 (13.6)
Inadequate 9 (18.8) 3 (14.3) 10 (28.6) 7 (25.0) 29 (22.0)
Total 48 (100.0) 21 (100.0) 35 (100.0) 28 (100.0) 132 (100.0)
  1. **P = 0.023