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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