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Table 2 Reported trainings and knowledge among health workers about EVD and malaria case management in the context of the EVD epidemic, Guinea 2014

From: Adherence to Ebola-specific malaria case management guidelines at health facilities in Guinea during the West African Ebola epidemic

  Total (n = 121) EVD-affected (n = 60) EVD-unaffected (n = 61) p value
% (95% CI) % (95% CI) % (95% CI)
Received any information on EVD identification and case management 72.9 (61.0–84.8) 68.6 (48.8–88.3) 78.0 (66.2–89.8) 0.39
 Traininga 46.9 (30.9–62.8) 63.3 (38.6–88.0) 30.0 (10.4–49.6) 0.04
 Supervisor 13.9 (0.9–26.8) 18.5 (0.0–39.9) 9.1 (0.0–24.7) 0.47
 Internet 0.7 (0.0–2.24) 0.0 (0.0–0.0) 1.5 (0.0–4.6) < 0.001
 Radio 33.3 (16.8–49.8) 26.6 (0.3–52.8) 40.2 (17.7–62.7) 0.43
 Poster 19.9 (3.9–36.0) 37.9 (11.2–64.6) 1.4 (0.0–3.2) < 0.001
Received any information on malaria case management in the context of the EVD epidemic 35.1 (21.5–48.6) 32.2 (11.6–52.7) 38.4 (20.7–56.2) 0.64
 Traininga 50.9 (25.1–76.8) 69.7 (20.8–100.0) 32.5 (2.4–62.6) 0.20
 Supervisor 11.0 (0.0–27.1) 5.7 (0.2–11.3) 16.2 (0.0–47.7) 0.32
 Internet 0.0 (0.0–0.0) 0.0 (0.0–0.0) 0.0 (0.0–0.0)
 Radio 19.6 (0.0–46.9) 29.7 (0.0–78.9) 9.8 (0.0–30.5) 0.37
 Poster 19.0 (0.0–45.6) 38.3 (0.0–85.0) 0.0 (0.0–0.0)
Received PPE training in previous 6 months 59.5 (45.8–73.2) 80.0 (60.6–99.4) 35.5 (19.3–51.7) 0.0041
Knows how to correctly identify suspected EVD case (self-report) 93.0 (87.9–98.0) 98.7 (96.8–100.0) 86.3 (76.0–96.6) 0.0036
Correctly identified ≥ 5 clinical symptoms of a suspected EVD case 65.3 (51.5–79.1) 84.0 (68.4–99.6) 40.3 (21.6–59.0) 0.0029
Differentiate between suspected EVD case and suspected malaria case by
 Malaria rapid diagnostic test 49.8 (35.4–64.1) 36.0 (16.6–55.4) 68.2 (47.8–88.6) 0.03
 Notion of contact with EVD case 34.5 (20.2–48.8) 41.8 (21.0–62.5) 24.7 (4.4–45.1) 0.25
 Symptoms 79.5 (68.5–90.6) 85.8 (75.3–96.3) 71.2 (50.7–91.6) 0.16
  1. Note: Results are weighted
  2. EVD Ebola virus disease, PPE personal protective equipment, 95% CI confidence interval
  3. aSources from which health workers reported receiving information on EVD identification and case management/malaria case management in the context of the EVD epidemic