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Table 5 Malaria treatment practices using Malact@ (Artesunate and Amodiquine)

From: The effect of health education intervention on the home management of malaria among the caregivers of children aged under 5 years in Ogun State, Nigeria

  Experimental group Control group
  Pre-interventionn = 200 (%) Post-interventionn = 190 (%) Degree of change (%) P value Pre-interventionn = 200 (%) Post-interventionn = 180 (%) Degree of change (%) P value
Malact@ efficacy
Efficient 195 (97.5) 190 (100.0) 2.5 0.28 194 (97.0) 176 (97.7) −0.7 0.64
Not efficient 5 (2.5) 0 (0.0) -2.5   6 (3.0) 4 (2.3) 0.7  
Malact@ Dose
Correct 36 [18.0] 140 [73.7] 55.7% <0.001 45 [22.5] 40 [22.2] −0.3% 0.78
Over dose 92 [46.0] 32 [16.8] 29.2%   86 [43.0] 72 [40.0] − 3.0%  
Under dose 72 [36.0] 18 [9.5] 26.5%   69 [34.5] 68 [37.8] 3.2%  
Treatment duration (days)
1 17 (8.5) 0 (0.0) −8.5 <0.001 11 (5.5) 10 (5.5) 0.0 0.79
2 26 (13.0) 27 (14.2) 0.9   49 (24.5) 46 (25.6) 0.9  
> 3 120 (60.0) 159 (83.7) 23.9   132 (66.0) 113 (62.8) -3.2  
3 37 (18.5) 4 (2.1) -16.3   8 (4.0) 11 (7.1) 3.1  
Commence treatment after symptom recognition
First day 146 (73.0) 185 (97.4) 24.4 <0.001 101 (50.5) 88 (48.9) −1.6 0.64
Second day 47 (23.5) 5 (2.6) -20.9   72 (36.0) 72 (40.0) 4.4  
Third day 7 (3.5) 0 (0.0) -3.5   27 (13.5) 20 (11.1) -2.6