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Table 3 Proportion of key messages received by patients with uncomplicated malaria by region, 2016, Guinea

From: Prescriber practices and patient adherence to artemisinin-based combination therapy for the treatment of uncomplicated malaria in Guinea, 2016

  Boké Kindia Faranah Labé Nzérékoré Mamou Conakry Kankan Total
n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
n = 211 n = 191 n = 252 n = 209 n = 237 n = 254 n = 231 n = 245 N = 1830
Messages regarding case management
Direct observation of first dose at health facility 211 (100) 76 (39.8) 251 (99.6) 13 (6.2) 0 10 (3.9) 9 (3.9) 76 (39.8) 798 (43.6)
ACT dosage 211 (100) 191 (100) 252 (100) 203 (97.1) 145 (61.2) 254 (100) 231 (100) 245 (100) 1732 (94.6)
Repeat the initial dose if vomiting occurs 0 3 (1.6) 15 (6.0) 4 (1.9) 1 (0.4) 4 (1.6) 2 (0.9) 10 (4.1) 39 (2.1)
Information on possible side effects of ACT 5 (2.4) 45 (23.6) 52 (20.6) 80 (38.3) 1 (0.4) 104 (40.9) 21 (9.1) 4 (1.6) 312 (17.0)
Signs that necessitate an immediate return to health facility 19 (9.0) 0 56 (22.2) 1 (0.5) 7 (3.0) 80 (31.5) 3 (1.3) 1 (0.4) 167 (9.1)
Importance of follow-up visit 25 (11.8) 4 (2.1) 154 (61.1) 0 1 (0.4) 4 (1.6) 3 (1.3) 197 (80.4) 388 (21.2)
Take the ACT with a sugary drink during a meal 147 (69.7) 185 (96.9) 82 (32.5) 176 (84.2) 105 (44.3) 130 (51.2) 140 (60.6) 237 (96.7) 1202 (65.7)
First dose supervised by healthcare provider 0 0 3 (1.2) 17 (8.1) 4 (1.7) 254 (100) 0 7 (2.9) 285 (15.6)
Explanation of how to protect against malaria 200 (94.8) 72 (37.7) 139 (55.2) 72 (34.4) 14 (5.9) 249 (98.4) 50 (21.6) 245 (100) 1041 (56.9)
Prevention messages
Use of long lasting insecticidal mosquito net 208 (98.6) 78 (40.8) 143 (56.7) 44 (21.1) 4 (21.1) 244 (96.1) 57 (24.7) 238 (97.1) 1016 (55.5)
Environmental hygiene and sanitation 1 (0.5) 7 (3.7) 27 (10.7) 11 (5.3) 11 (5.3) 25 (9.9) 1 (0.4) 109 (44.5) 183 (10.0)