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Table 3 Factors associated with reusable medical equipment decontamination practice

From: Decontamination of patient equipment: nurses’ self-reported decontamination practice in hospitals of southeast Ethiopia

Variables Decontamination practice COR (95% CI) p-value AOR p-value
Acceptable (n = 134) Not acceptable (n = 139)
Sex
 Male 66 76 0.805 (0.500–1.295) 0.370   
 Female 68 63     
Educational status
 1st degree 73 80 0.883 (0.547–1.424) 0.609   
 Diploma 61 59     
Awareness on decontamination
 Yes 91 78 1.655 (1.010–2.712)* 0.045 1.310 (0.722–2.380) 0.375
 No 43 61     
IP training
 Yes 18 16 1.193 (0.581–2.450) 0.631   
 No 116 123     
Receive supportive supervision
 Yes 114 95 2.640 (1.457–4.784)* 0.001 1.107 (0.504–2.431) 0.800
 No 20 44 1   1  
Age       
 20–29 84 108 0.482 (0.284–0.820)* 0.007 0.790 (0.381–1.640) 0.527
 ≥  30 50 31 1   1  
Service year
 < 5 50 70 0.587 (0.362–0.951)* 0.030 0.760 (0.384–1.504) 0.431
 ≥ 5 84 69 1   1  
Working department
 Inpatient 107 104 1.334 (0.754–2.358) 0.332   
 Outpatient 27 35 1    
Infection prevention practice
 Good 112 56 7.545 (4.271–13.329)* 0.000 7.313 (4.030–13.272)** 0.000
 Poor 22 83    1  
Presence of instructive poster or guideline targeted on instrument processing in your department
 Yes 106 73 3.423 (2.008–5.833)* 0.000 2.675 (1.376–5.200)** 0.004
 No 28 66 1   1  
  1. COR Crude odd ratio, AOR adjusted odd ratio
  2. * P-value < 0.05 crude, ** P-value < 0.05 adjusted