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Table 3 Responses from the study population (n = 251)

From: Assessing the quality of service of village malaria workers to strengthen community-based malaria control in Cambodia

   n %
Service quality    
Active detection Visit villagers to find malaria patients (Regularly) 68 27.1
Diagnosis and treatment Use RDTs (Always) 249 99.2
  Observe symptoms (Always) 119 47.4
  Ask symptoms from family (Always) 66 26.3
  Take body temperature (Always) 61 24.3
  Prescribe A+M to those who had positive RDT results (Always) 245 97.6
Prescription of anti-malarials Explain about dosage (Always) 249 99.2
  Explain about the importance of compliance (Always) 140 55.8
  Compliance failure can result in incomplete treatment 182 72.5
  Inappropriate to save tablets to treat other people's malaria 174 69.3
  Inappropriate to save tablets for next infection 166 66.1
  Compliance failure can cause/spread drug resistance 16 6.4
Follow-up Make home visits or ask patients' family to check if patients recovered (Always) 48 19.1
Dissemination of preventive measures Sleep under bed nets (Always) 198 78.9
  Bring hammock nets to forest (Always) 145 57.8
  Clear bush around house (Always) 91 36.3
  Fill in water pools (Always) 70 27.9
  Wear long-sleeve shirts/pants (Always) 58 23.1
  Should not come close to malaria patients (Always/Sometimes) 53 21.1
  Should not share utensils with malaria patients (Always/Sometimes) 42 16.7
  Cover water jars/tanks (Always) 36 14.3
  Spray house (Sometimes) 24 9.6
  Use mosquito coils (Always) 1 0.4
Actions for malaria prevention and vector control
Malaria preventive measures (Always/Most of the time) Sleep under bed nets at home 227 90.4
  Bring hammock nets to the forest 138 55.0
  Wear long-sleeved shirts/pants 121 48.2
  Come back home before dawn 117 46.6
  Refrain from going to the forest 116 46.2
Vector control measures (Always/Most of the time) Burn trash around house 117 46.6
  Clear bush around house 102 40.7
  Fill in water pools 81 32.3
  Kill mosquitoes by hands 80 31.9
  Cover water jars/tanks 65 25.9
  Seal holes/cracks on walls/ceilings 6 2.4
  Plant flowers/grasses around house 5 2.0
  Spray house 2 0.8
  Use mosquito coils 2 0.8
Knowledge of malaria epidemiology and vector ecology (VMWs who gave correct answers)
Malaria symptoms   28 11.2
Malaria transmission   49 19.5
Vector species   25 10.0
Vector active time   246 98.0
Vector development time   17 6.8
Vector breeding places   14 5.6
Natural enemies of vector   4 1.6