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Table 5 Answers of the 6 volunteers concerning their perception of different gowns and doffing time recorded

From: Personal protective equipment and doffing procedures in out-of-hospital practice: assessment with a contamination simulation

  Mistake while doffing (yes) Contamination while doffing (yes) Doffing time (mean time in min) Comfort* Ease to remove* Safety* Average score of comfort, ease to remove, and safety
Surgical gown 1/6 1/6 01:29 8.8 9.0 8.8 8.9
Full body coverall 4/6 4/6 02:26 8.7 6.5 8.8 8.0
Self-made alternative PPE 2/6 3/6 02:06 7.5 6.3 7.2 7.0
Non-surgical isolation gown 2/6 2/6 02:06 7.7 7.2 7.2 7.4
P    0.005 0.085 0.364 0.059  
  1. *On a scale from 1 (totally disagree) to 10 (totally agree)
  2. Answers of the 6 volunteers concerning their opinion on a scale from 1—totally disagree—to 10—totally agree—on each tested gowns with regard to mean comfort, ease to remove, and confidence self-estimated scores; average score of comfort, ease to remove and safety of their self-perceived opinion about potential mistake and contamination while doffing (yes or no); mean measured time for doffing