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Table 3 Knowledge and practices regarding malaria diagnosis and treatment

From: Knowledge and practices regarding malaria and the National Treatment Guidelines among public health workers in Equatorial Guinea

  Health centre Hospital
n % n % P value
Malaria diagnostic procedures
 Microscopy 25 96.15 18 100.00 0.400
 Clinical symptomatology 25 96.15 14 77.78 0.059
 RDT 13 50 3 16.67 0.024
Method you prefer to use
 Microscopy 12 46.15 14 77.78  
 Clinical symptomatology 10 38.46 4 22.22  
 RDT 4 15.38 0 0.00 0.066
Treatments you know for uncomplicated malaria in children under 15 years
 ASAQ 20 76.92 18 100.00 0.028
 AL 19 73.08 17 94.44 0.071
 QUININE 22 84.62 16 88.89 0.685
 SP 14 53.85 9 50.00 0.802
 AM im 21 80.77 15 83.33 0.828
 AS oral 17 65.38 12 66.67 0.930
 AS + SP 4 15.38 6 33.33 0.152
 ASMF 3 11.54 3 16.67 0.626
 Chloroquine 2 7.69 2 11.11 0.698
Treatment you prescribe to children under 15 years in cases of uncomplicated malaria
 ASAQ 5 19.23 5 27.78  
 AL 5 19.23 12 66.67  
 QUININE 1 3.85 0 0.00  
 AS 2 7.69 1 5.56  
 AM im 13 50 0 0.00 0.003
What makes you choose the treatment you mention?
 It is the most effective 17 65.38 12 66.67 0.93
 It is the cheapest 2 7.69 3 16.67 0.356
 Its availability 7 26.92 3 16.67 0.425
 It is the safest 7 26.92 7 38.89 0.402
 It is preferred by patients 5 19.23 1 5.56 0.194
 It is indicated in the National Malaria Treatment Guidelines 3 11.54 1 5.56 0.497
Why not prescribe ASAQ?
 It is not available 5 19.23 2 11.11 0.469
 Side-effects 14 53.85 12 66.67 0.395
 It is not adapted to children 1 3.85 0 0.00 -
 Patients do not like it 1 3.85 0 0.00 -
 Others 4 15.38 2 11.11 0.439
Do you know if there are resistances to any anti-malarial drug in the Bata District?
 No 9 34.62 3 16.67  
 Yes 17 65.38 15 83.33 0.166
Could you list which anti-malarial drugs have known resistances?
 Chloroquine 9 34.62 4 22.22 0.294
 AS 1 3.85 5 27.78 0.034
 AM 4 15.38 11 61.11 0.002
 SP 2 7.69 1 5.56 0.638
 ASAQ 3 11.54 1 5.56 0.455
 Quinine 3 11.54 3 16.67 0.476