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Table 4 Summary of questionnaire survey results at baseline and post intervention for risks and treatment seeking

From: A novel theatre-based behaviour change approach for influencing community uptake of schistosomiasis control measures

Questionnaire survey questions

Tanzania (N = 522)

Ethiopia (N = 369)

Yes, as selected optiona

BL [%]

Yes, as selected optionb

PI [%]

P valuec

Yes, as selected optiona

BL [%]

Yes, as selected optionb

PI [%]

P valuec

Schistosomiasis affects both children & adults?

88

95

0.0003

75

83

0.0048

Do you think schistosomiasis is dangerous?

0.0002

 

0.0219

 Very dangerous

46

51

 

50

66

 

 Dangerous

43

45

44

27

 Slightly dangerous

9

4

4

3

 Not dangerous

2

0

2

4

Where is the right place to seek treatment?

 

0.0006

 

0.0195

 Health facility/centre/hospital

95

99

 

95

98

 

 Drug shop

3

1

4

2

 Traditional healer

1

0

1

0

 Other

1

0

0

0

Have you or your child ever been treated for schistosomiasis before?

49

61

0.0000

27

  1. aValues in table are given as the percentage of baseline respondents
  2. bValues are given as percentage of post-intervention survey respondents
  3. cPaired t-test, P value