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Table 1 Score of VHVs care of RDT positive patients in Laos

From: An assessment of early diagnosis and treatment of malaria by village health volunteers in the Lao PDR

  Non pilot area
n = 7
Pilot area
n = 24
p Total
n = 31
Score
%
Disease history score 13 73 0.43 86 29
1. How many people have a fever in your family? 1 3   4 13
2. Where did you go when you were febrile? 1 1   2 6
3. Duration of fever (days) 2 9   11 35
4. Did you have other symptoms? 2 6   8 26
5. What did you do/Which medicine did you take? 1 6   7 23
6. Explain the treatment (dosage) 4 24   28 90
7. Period of treatment (duration/length) 2 24   26 84
Patient's care score 16 62 0 78 26
8. Inform on the disease 2 9   11 35
9. Inform on malaria prevention 2 7   9 29
10. Explain the diagnoses 6 22   28 90
11. Correct timing of ACT 6 24   30 97
Observation score 23 94 0.12 117 39
12. Explain how to take the drugs 6 23   29 94
13. Explain duration of treatment 5 23   28 90
14. Explain proper timing for children treatment 4 21   25 81
15. Give ART suppository to children under 10 kg 2 3   5 16
16. Give correct dose/day 6 24   30 97
Counselling score 1 15 0.07 16 5
17. Give the information about worsening symptoms 0 14   14 45
18. Explain side effects of drugs 1 1   2 6
Total score 53 244 0.03 297  
Global score (%) 44.54 59.80    56.36
  1. Non pilot zones: Luang Namtha, Savannakhet, Champasak.
  2. Pilot zones: Sekong, Saravan, Attapeu