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Table 6 Summary of results on reported changed behaviour

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

  Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Total
Has your behaviour and attitude changed as a result of this interventions? Response = Yes (P value = 0.0004) 84% (71) 92% (12) 83% (136) 61% (30) 80% (249)
How has your behaviour changed? (Taken from open-ended responses)
I have built a latrine and use it and I no longer openly defecate or urinate 38% (27) 58% (7) 30% (41) 27% (8) 33% (83)
I now use clean water from closed well, tube well, rainwater harvesting 56% (40) 42% (5) 49% (67) 60% (18) 52% (130)
I am no longer bathing or swimming in lake or pond 14% (10) 25% (3) 15% (20) 30% (9) 17% (42)
I have stopped my children from playing or swimming in lake or pond 11% (8) 8% (1) 9% (12) 17% (5) 10% (26)
I now take medication 6% (4) 0 (0) 4% (5) 0 (0) 4% (9)
I have learnt mucha 17% (12) 8% (1) 24% (32) 20% (6) 20% (51)
I use gumboots 1% (1) 8% (1) 3% (4) 3% (1) 11% (7)
Has your behaviour and attitude changed as a result of this interventions? Response = No 16% (14) 8% (1) 17% (28) 39% (19) 20% (62)
Any reason why your behaviour has not changed? (From open-ended responses)
I have not changed because we still have the same contaminated water source 79% (11) 100% (1) 89% (25) 26% (5) 68% (42)
I have not changed because of my work 0 (0) 0 (0) 11% (3) 0 (0) 5% (3)
  1. Values in table are given as the percentage of respondents, with the number in parentheses
  2. aNothing specific was mentioned and, therefore, no change was assumed