Table 2

Subgroup analysis: surgical mask only (n=15)

Survey questionsPercentage of respondents who answered ‘yes’
Uncoated (control)Coated (intervention)P value
Did the goggles you just wore ever fog while wearing them on today’s shift?13/15 (87%)7/15 (47%)0.0143
Were there any instances today that fogging of the goggles you have just worn may have impacted the care of your patient and possibly have led to a safety concern (eg, fogging while performing a procedure, difficulty with reading the patient monitor or labels, etc)?6/15 (40%)1/15 (7%)0.0253
Mean (0 (not at all) to 10 (very frequently))
How often did the goggles fog?5.5±3.72.2±2.70.0151
How often did fogging of your goggles limit your ability to perform your tasks (eg, reading, communicating, performing procedures, etc)?3.7±3.71.1±2.10.0439
Aside from fogging, did the goggles you wore limit or distort your vision?1.8±2.92.2±2.20.791
Approximately how often did fogging of the goggles you have just worn cause you to touch your face or head to either remove your goggles and/or face mask?4.9±3.82.1±3.20.0313
  • Survey responses for nominal and Likert scaled questions.