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Table 3 Percentage of laboratory tasks were performed correctly

From: Improved clinical and laboratory skills after team-based, malaria case management training of health care professionals in Uganda

  Percentage of tasks correct Relative Risk (unadjusted and unmatched sample)
Indicator Baseline Six week 12 week One year Percentage correct at six weeks relative to baseline Percentage correct at 12 weeks relative to baseline Percentage correct at one year relative to baseline
Smear preparation 21.6 67.3** 63.2* 60.0* 3.12 2.93 2.78
Sensitivity 48.6 70.6 69.9 84.1* 1.45 1.44 1.73
Specificity 72.1 77.2 90.6 94.2 1.07 1.26 1.31
  1. P-values are for comparison between performances at baseline and follow up in health facility:*p < 0.05; **p < 0.01
  2. The number of laboratory professionals observed was 17 at baseline, 16 at six weeks, 14 at 12 weeks, and 15 at one year