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Table 5 Distribution of attitude scores by intervention area (endline only)

From: Impact of a behaviour change intervention on long-lasting insecticidal net care and repair behaviour and net condition in Nasarawa State, Nigeria

Grouped composite attitude scores N Control Intervention P=
Positive attitude group 692    0.270
−2 to 0 (negative)   12.1 8.7  
0.01 to 1 (positive)   61.1 55.6  
1.01 to 2 (very positive)   26.9 35.7  
Specific attitudes (range: −2 to 2) 708    
Nets are valuable*   1.87 1.81 0.038
There are actions I can take to make my net last long**   1.21 1.37 0.018
It is not possible to repair holes in nets   −0.49 −0.44 0.595
A repaired net can still be effective against mosquitoes   0.93 1.09 0.055
Other people in this community fix holes in their mosquito nets***   −0.40 0.11 0.000
I do not have time to repair a hole in my net   −0.07 0.00 0.465
I can help protect my family from malaria by taking care of my net   1.47 1.51 0.501
I am confident I can repair holes immediately***   −0.02 0.48 0.000
  1. Italics indicate negatively-phrased question; inverted when calculating composite attitude score. Pearson chi-square. *p<0.05, **p<0.01, ***p<0.001.