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Table 2 Characteristics of Drug Shop Transaction

From: Do patients adhere to over-the-counter artemisinin combination therapy for malaria? evidence from an intervention study in Uganda

  Two-Day Follow-Up, % (SD) Three-Day Follow-Up, % (SD)
Observed   
Patient Got Correct Dose for Age 96.2% (19) 94.7% (22)
Patient Paid Recommended Price 100% (0) 99.3% (8)
Shop Attendant Gave Complete Dosing Instructions 78.5% (41) 82.0% (39)
Shop Attendant Gave Instructions in Case of Vomiting 16.3% (37) 18.8% (39)
Shop Attendant Gave Instruction in Case the Patient Gets Worse 3.8% (19) 4.0% (20)
Shop Attendant Gave Instruction in Case the Patient Does not Improve 4.8% (21) 5.4% (23)
Reported by Patient/Caregiver   
Shop Attendant Gave Verbal Instructions 90.5% (29) 82.1% (38)
Verbal Instructions Were Clear (If given) 99.0% (10) 98.4% (13)
Shop Attendant Gave Written Instructions 83.8% (37) 88.4% (32)
Written Instructions Were Clear (If given) 47.7% (50) 50.8% (50)
  1. The shop attendant was considered to have given complete instructions if instructions were given on how many tablets should be taken with each dose, the number of times per day each dose should be taken and the number of days the doses should be taken. Patients/caregivers were only asked whether or not they received any verbal or written instructions but were not asked to specify which instructions they were given.