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Table 2 List of review articles by study type, population covered, and outcome measured*

From: Partner notification for sexually transmitted infections in developing countries: a systematic review

References Study design Population and settings PN outcome measured PN/counseling
[36]Boonstra et al, 2003 (Low) Observational study 224 STI patients (89 men135 women) in primary care centers in Botswana Proportion of patients given PN counseling Patient oriented notification, Nurse or the Family welfare educator provided counseling
[52]Chilongozi et al, 1996 (Low) Cross sectional survey 103 STI service providers and 150 STI patients in regional hospitals in Malawi. Proportion of patients given partner referral advice Patient oriented notification Medical officer, clinical officers provided counseling
[29]Faxelid et al 1997 (Moderate) Pretest-posttest evaluation 400 STI patients, 200 each in intervention and control group in urban health centers in Zambia Proportion of patients willing to notify or refer partners Patient oriented notification, Trained counselor provided PN counseling
[40]Grosskurth et al, 2000 (Moderate) Intervention evaluation studies 12895 cases with STI symptoms (5959 men, 6936 women) in rural health centers in Tanzania Proportion of partner treated, Partner card given to all patients Patient oriented notification, No indication of who provided health education
[30]Green et al, 1998 (Moderate) Pretest-posttest evaluation 628 STI service providers in Jamaica Proportion of STI given advice for PN Patient oriented notification, No indication of counseling
[41]Hanson et al, 1997 (Low) Observational study 59 STI patients (42 men, 17 women) in one urban and two rural clinics Proportion of the providers offer PN counseling Patient oriented notification Clinical rural clinics officer provided counseling
[31]Harrison et al 1998 (Moderate) Descriptive study Exit interview of 49 STI patients, 44 simulated clinic visits, 10 FGDs in rural area in South Africa Availability and acceptability of PN initiatives Patient oriented notification
No indication of counseling
[54]Harrison et al 1997 (Low) Qualitative study 15 in-depth interview STI clinic attendees in rural South Africa Perceived beliefs and willingness of PN and referral. Patient oriented notification No indication of counseling
[42]Jacob et al, 2004 (Moderate) Cross sectional survey 405 men with STI symptoms and 129 drug stores or private clinics in Uganda Proportion o and referred f partner notified Patient oriented notification No indication of counseling
[39]Kamali et al, 2002
(Moderate)
Community based trial 8437 adult men and women in rural Uganda Willingness to refer partner and partner treatment rates Patient oriented notification No indication who provided counseling
[53]Lafort et al, 2003
(Moderate)
Observational study 215 client-contact observation and200 STI patients in family planning clinics in Cote d'Ivoire Proportion of STI given advice Proportion partner notified Patient oriented notification Midwives provided health education
[33]Malta et al, 2007
(Low)
Qualitative study 30 men and women with diagnosed STIs in 2 public clinics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Proportion of STI patients given advice for partner referral Patient oriented notification
No indication of counseling
[64]Mathews et al, 1998
(Moderate)
Cross sectional study 331 STI patients (170 men, 161 women) in urban health centers in South Africa Proportion of STI patients offered PN card Patient oriented no Nurse and health educator notification provided counseling
[65]Mayaud et al, 1998 (Moderate) Prospective follow-up study 12,534 men and women rural area in Tanzania Proportion patient notified and referred Patient oriented notification
health education provided by trained health workers
[32]Manhart et al 2000 (Moderate) Qualitative study 70 in-depth interviews of general population and STI providers in rural and urban Morocco Awareness and acceptability of PN Patient oriented notification
No indication of counseling services
[35]Mertens et al, 1998 (Moderate) Observational study 108 observed consultation for STI services in India Proportion of patients were asked to refer partner or counseled Patient oriented notification
No indication of counseling
[43]Ndulo et al, 1995
(Moderate)
Descriptive study 179 STI patients (92 men, 87 women) in urban primary care centers in Zambia Proportion of partner notified
and treated
Patient oriented notification No indication of counseling
[44]Sano et al, 2004 (Moderate) Descriptive study female sex workers visited STD clinics in four provinces in Cambodia Proportion of partner notified and treated Patient oriented notification No indication of counseling
[45]Wang et al 2007 (Moderate) Cross sectional study 1072 migrant population visited19 public STD clinics in three provinces in China Proportion of partner notified by index men and women Patient oriented notification No indication of counseling
[28]Wynendaele et al, 1995 (Moderate) Pretest-posttest evaluation 299 STI patients (137 men, 162 women) in two districts hospitals in Malawi Intention of partner referral before and after counseling Patient oriented notification Trained counselor provided counseling
  1. *partner notification was investigated as a secondary outcome in these studies