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Table 4 National Malaria Treatment Guidelines (NMTG) knowledge and practices

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
Do you know the NMTG of Equatorial Guinea?
 No 15 57.69 6 33.33  
 Yes 11 42.31 12 66.67 0.099
How did you hear about the NMTG?
 Specific MINSABS training 4 36.36 4 33.33  
 Specific training of Centre’s Management 0 0.00 1 8.33  
 Work colleagues 5 45.45 4 33.33  
 Other training 2 18.18 3 25.00 0.736
First-line treatment regimen that NMTG recommends for children under 15 years
 ASAQ 7 63.64 9 75.00  
 Quinine 0 0.00 2 16.67  
 Other 4 36.36 1 8.33 0.134
First-line treatment guideline recommended by the NMTG before transferring
 AS suppositories 1 9.09 1 8.33  
 No correct treatments 7 63.64 7 58.33  
 Don´t know 3 27.27 4 33.33 0.100
First-line treatment regimen recommended by the NMTG for the treatment of severe malaria
 AS iv and, when tolerated, oral ASAQ 3 27.27 9 75.00  
 Other 7 63.64 3 25.00  
 Don´t know 1 9.09 0 0.00 0.062
Do you have any difficulty in applying the protocols proposed by the NMTG?
 No 8 72.73 7 58.33  
 Yes 3 27.27 5 41.67 0.389
What are the main difficulties in applying the protocols in the NMTG?
 Presence of adverse effects 2 66.67 0 0.00 0.344
 The patient does not like the treatment 0 0.00 2 40.00 0.162
 Emergence of resistance 1 33.33 1 20.00 0.591
 Lack of availability 0 0.00 2 40.00 0.162
Do you think that any change in the pattern of the NMTG protocol is necessary?
 No 8 72.73 10 83.33  
 Yes 3 27.27 2 16.67 0.64