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Table 4 Application of study protocol by nurses per intervention period

From: Physicians' and nurses' opinions on selective decontamination of the digestive tract and selective oropharyngeal decontamination: a survey

  SDD SOD Standard care P value
Extra time in minutes - median (IQR) 5.0 (2-5) 3.0 (0-5) 3.0 (0-5) 0.000
Problems - % of times reported 79 74   
- Patient disliked taste of oral paste - %    48    44   0.336
- Patient disliked suspension - %    22    --   --
- Patient was nauseous - %    17    9   0.003
- Patient found oral care annoying - %    54    58   0.318
- Patient did not cooperate with oral care - %    37    34   0.377
Change in application Orabase - % 31 29   0.305
- once not given - %    14    12   
- given at another time - %    2    4   
- discontinued - %    7    8   
- other - %    8    5   
  1. IQR, interquartile range; SDD, selective decontamination of the digestive tract; SOD, selective oropharyngeal decontamination.
  2. ‡ Extra time, problems and change in application as reported by nurses.
  3. significance based upon chi-squared (problems, changes) or Kruskal-Wallis test (median extra time).