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Table 2 Level of adherence to malaria diagnosis guidelines as reported by patients

From: Cross-sectional study on the adherence to malaria guidelines in lakeshore facilities of Buyende and Kaliro districts, Uganda

Variable Frequency Per cent
Healthcare provider asked about symptoms of the illness
 No 10 5.1
 Yes 187 94.9
 Total 197 100.0
Healthcare provider asked if the patient has fever/history of fever
 No 39 19.8
 Yes 158 80.2
 Total 197 100.0
Healthcare provider asked about any signs of severe illness (headache, convulsions, unable to eat or drink, vomiting)
 No 102 51.8
 Yes 95 48.2
 Total 197 100.0
Healthcare provider asked for patient’s age
 No 6 3.0
 Yes 191 97.0
 Total 197 100.0
Healthcare provider weighed patient using a weighing scale
 No 140 71.1
 Yes 57 28.9
 Total 197 100.0
Healthcare provider took body temperature with a thermometer
 No 153 77.7
 Yes 44 22.3
 Total 197 100.0
Healthcare provider took both medical history and physical examinations appropriately
 No 181 91.9
 Yes 16 8.1
 Total 197 100.0
Provider recommended/offered a blood test (RDT and microscopy) for malaria (even if patient refused test)
 No 68 34.5
 Yes 129 65.5
 Total 197 100.0
Patient, among those offered a test, actually took the test (n = 129)
 Yes 129 100.0
 No 0 0.0
 Total 129 100.0
Type of test done (n = 129)
 RDT 124 96.1
 Microscopy 5 3.9
 Total 129 100.0
Proportion of providers who fully adhered to malaria diagnosis guidelinesa
 No 185 93.9
 Yes 12 6.1
 Total 197 100.0
  1. Source: primary data
  2. a Full adherence refers to patients whose providers adhered to all medical history taking questions, physical examinations questions and malaria laboratory testing