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Table 7 Response frequencies of the parameters assessed for end user practicality of the four RDTs

From: Performance of four HRP-2/pLDH combination rapid diagnostic tests and field microscopy as screening tests for malaria in pregnancy in Indonesia: a cross-sectional study

Parameter Carestart™ First Response® Parascreen® SD Bioline®
n = 50 n = 50 n = 50 n = 50
Pipette use
 Easy to draw right amount of blood, n (%) 39 (78.0) 40 (80.0) 30 (60.0) 43 (86.0)
 Easy to dispense blood into well, n (%) 44 (88.0) 44 (88.0) 22 (44.0) 43 (86.0)
 Overall ease of use, n (%) 45 (90.0) 48 (96.0) 27 (54.0) 46 (92.0)
Buffer bottle
 Easy to dispense drops into well, n (%) 36 (72.0) 37 (74.0) 38 (76.0) 36 (72.0)
Package exterior information
 Easy to read and print clarity, n (%) 44 (88.0) 38 (76.0) 46 (92.0) 45 (90.0)
Overall ease of usea
 Easy, n (%) 36 (72.0) 40 (80.0) 37 (74.0) 41 (82.0)
 Moderately easy, n (%) 7 (14.0) 3 (6.0) 6 (12.0) 6 (12.0)
 Hard to use, n (%) 6 (12.0) 6 (12.0) 6 (12.0) 2 (4.0)
  1. aOne response is missing for this parameter