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Table 3 Acceptability assessments (n = 552)

From: Adherence to and acceptability of artemether-lumefantrine as first-line anti-malarial treatment: evidence from a rural community in Tanzania

  N (%)
Were the instructions (drawings) in the AL pack useful?  
   Yes 507 (91.8)
   No 34 (6.2)
   Don't know 11 (2.0)
Was the clustering of AL doses useful to remember how to take the drug?  
   Helpful 552 (100)
   Confusing 0 (0)
   Not important 0 (0)
How do you or your child feel now?  
   Very unwell 6 (1.1)
   Unwell 5 (0.9)
   Moderately unwell 3 (0.6)
   Moderately well 47 (8.5)
   Well 486 (88.0)
   Perfectly well 9 (0.9)
How do you find AL to administer/take?  
   Easier to take than SP 481 (87.1)
   Less easy than SP 2 (0.4)
   Same as SP 32 (5.8)
   Don't know 37 (6.7)
Do you find that AL works?  
   Yes 549 (99.5)
   Better than SP 484 (87.7)
   Same as SP 32 (5.8)
   Don't know 35 (6.5)
   No 3 (0.6)
Would you or your child prefer to have anything else than
AL for this particular illness?
 
   No 495 (89.7)
   Yes 57 (10.3)
No specific choice 21/57(36.8)
Antibiotics 1/57 (1.8)
Analgesics/antipyretics 2/57 (3.5)
Quinine injection 31/57 (54.4)
Herbs from traditional healer 2/57 (3.5)