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Table 3 Beliefs regarding infection transmission potentiala

From: Infection control knowledge, beliefs and behaviours amongst cystic fibrosis patients with epidemic Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Question Epidemic P. aeruginosa (n = 30) Compared to those with chronic unique P. aeruginosa strains Compared to the rest of the clinic cohort irrespective of P. aeruginosa status
UNI (n = 66) P Value ENT (n = 112) P value
Individuals with CF can spread germs to each other 6 (IQR 6–7) 7 (IQR 6–7) 0.54 7 (IQR 6–7) 0.87
B cepacia is a germ that can be spread 7 (IQR6-7) 6 (IQR 4–7) 0.04 6 (IQR 4–7) 0.03
Pseudomonas is a germ that can spread 6(6–7) 6 (6–7) 0.49 6 (6–7) 0.34
Staphylococcus is a germ that can spread 6 (6–7) 6 (5–7) 0.18 6 (5–7) 0.15
People with CF can spread infection via cough 7 (6–7) 6 (5–7) 0.14 6 (6–7) 0.2
Contaminated clinic surfaces such as chairs and desks can spread infection 6 (6–7) 6 (5–7) 0.57 6 (5–7) 0.36
Healthcare workers can spread infection 6 (6–7) 6 (5–7) 0.52 6 (5–7) 0.4
Patients with lung transplants are at risk of acquiring infections 7 (6–7) 6 (5–7) 0.3 6 (6–7) 0.26
Patients with lung transplants are at risk of spreading infection 5 (4–6) 6 (4–7) 0.97 6 (4–7) 0.65
  1. aStrongly Disagree, 2. Disagree, 3. Neutral, 4. Neither agree or disagree, 5. Somewhat agree, 6. Agree, 7. Strongly Agree