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Table 2 Perceived effectiveness of treatment

From: ‘Some anti-malarials are too strong for your body, they will harm you.’ Socio-cultural factors influencing pregnant women’s adherence to anti-malarial treatment in rural Gambia

Quotes Respondent
I: Why do you think pregnant women don’t complete their medication? You can see for some once they start taking the medication, they feel better and after that they won’t complete their medication because they believe they are cured Adult woman, farmer, Serahuli, Demba Kunda Koto
I: Why do you think pregnant women do not take their medication as recommended? R: Some of them, if they are sick and they drink in the afternoon and they feel better before the evening dose, they stop taking the medication Adult man, VHW, Serahuli, Demba Kunda Kuta
I: What happened when you drank your anti-malarial medication? R: When I took that medication, my symptoms became worse and I was shivering so I stopped taking the medication Adult woman, farmer, Serahuli, Demba Kunda Koto
I: Why do you think pregnant women do not take their medication? R: Some say that it makes them to vomit, some when they take the medication, they cannot do their chores, and they will be sitting in one place Adult woman, food seller, Mandinka, Demba Kunda Mandika