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Table 2 Expert and community responses to survey questions categorised by themes during the assessment of acceptability of a cultural song as a community engagement medium in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa

From: “Maskandi experience”: exploring the use of a cultural song for community engagement in preparation for a pilot Sterile Insect Technique release programme for malaria vector control in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa 2019

Themes Experts survey n = 40 (%) Community survey n = 54 (%)
Cultural appropriateness
1. Are the words in the song culturally appropriate for Jozini? 30 (75) 54 (100)
2. Are the words in the song age appropriate for Jozini? 32 (80) 53 (98)
Delivery appropriateness
3. Are the words in the song clear and is it easy to understand what is being said? 34 (85) 52 (96)
4. Is the song easy to remember and does it allow people to engage? 34 (85) 53 (98)
5. Is repetition of verses in the song useful and can people benefit from it? 34 (85) 54 (100)
Content appropriateness
6. Is information on malaria in the song useful and adequate? 37 (92) 50 (92)
7. Is informing people that mosquitoes are the vector for malaria an appropriate way to engage? 39 (97) *
8. Is informing people that male mosquitoes do not bite a useful way to engage? 34 (85) *
9. Is informing people that SIT is an additional vector control method appropriate and useful 35 (87) *
10. Is informing people that SIT will help target outdoors mosquitoes appropriate and useful? 32 (80) *
11. Is the information in the song enough to help people understand SIT? 32 (80) 52 (96)
Overall appropriateness
12. Is the song appropriate to engage with the community on SIT? 36 (90) 54 (100)
  1. *Question not asked in a closed-ended format in community survey