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Table 3 Factors associated with adherence to test result among health care workers, Sokoto metropolis, Nigeria (N = 262)

From: Adherence to malaria rapid diagnostic test result among healthcare workers in Sokoto metropolis, Nigeria

CharacteristicsAdherenceOR (95% CI)
GoodTotal
Age (years)
 < 35128 (81.0)1581.08 (0.58–2.01)
 ≥ 3583 (79.8)1041 (ref.)
Sex
 Male81 (75.7)1070.60 (0.33–1.11)
 Female130 (83.9)1551 (ref.)
Facility type
 Primary156 (82.1)1901.42 (0.73–2.74)
 Secondary55 (76.4)721 (ref.)
Professional qualification
 Certificate35 (89.7)394.38 (1.31–14.61)*
 Diploma146 (82.0)1782.28 (1.10–4.73)
 Degree/HND30 (66.7)451 (ref.)
Cadre
 CHW93 (83.0)1121 (ref.)
 Doctors/Nurses79 (81.4)970.90 (0.44–1.83)
 Medical lab/Pharm tech39 (73.6)530.57 (0.26–1.25)
Years of practice
 < 595 (80.5)1181.0 (0.54–1.84)
 ≥ 5116 (80.6)1441 (ref.)
Had training on malaria case management
 Yes108 (89.3)1213.07 (1.54–6.08)*
 No103 (73.0)1411 (ref.)
Stock out of mRDT influenced prescription
 Yes169 (80.1)2110.86 (0.39–1.91)
 No42 (92.4)511 (ref.)
Presence of fever in the patient influenced prescription
 Yes185 (85.6)2164.59 (2.29–9.21)*
 No26 (56.5)461 (ref.)
Expectation of the patient to be given antimalarial influenced prescription
 Yes115 (91.3)1264.36 (2.12–8.95)*
 No96 (70.6)1361 (ref.)
Clinical judgement of the HCW influenced prescription
 Yes184 (81.4)2261.46 (0.64–3.33)
 No27 (75.0)361 (ref.)
Availability of alternative diagnostic tool
 Yes177 (81.9)2161.60 (0.76–3.37)
 No34 (73.9)461 (ref.)
  1. * p ≤ 0.05