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Table 5 Data collected via observation and exit interviews about the messages given to patients by prescribers

From: Patient adherence to prescribed artemisinin-based combination therapy in Garissa County, Kenya, after three years of health care in a conflict setting

  Data collected via observations of prescription n = 90 Data collected via exit interviews n = 89
Message given to patient N % (95% CI) N % (95% CI)
Take first dose straight away 68 75.6 (65.4, 83.5) 68 76.4 (66.3, 84.0)
Take second dose 8 hours after first 56 62.2 (51.6, 71.8) 31 34.8 (25.5, 45.5)
Take remaining doses in morning and evening for 2 days 70 77.8 (67.8, 85.3) 83 93.3 (85.6, 97.0)
All three above messages on timings 44 48.9 (38.6, 59.3) 31 34.8 (25.5, 45.5)
Take tablets for 3 days 63 70 (59.6, 78.7) - -
Take all the tablets 62 68.9 (58.4, 77.7) 79 88.8 (80.2, 93.9)
Take with food/milk 19 21.1 (13.8, 31.0) 17 19.1 (12.1, 28.8)
Repeat dose if vomit within 30 minutes 12 13.3 (7.6, 22.2) 9 10.1 (5.3, 18.5)
Return to health facility if deteriorate 17 18.9 (4.1, 12.0) 19 21.4 (13.9, 31.3)