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Table 1 Participants’ self-efficacy in STI-diagnosis-related communications and perceived likelihood of primary male partners’ cooperation

From: Women’s communication self-efficacy and expectations of primary male partners’ cooperation in sexually transmitted infection treatment in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: a cross-sectional study

Main variable No. %
Participants’ self-efficacy in disclosing their STI positivity to primary male partner (n = 118)
 Not confident at all 20 17.0
 Slightly not confident 4 3.4
 So-so 11 9.3
 Slightly confident 15 12.7
 Very confident 68 57.6
Participants’ self-efficacy in asking primary male partner to have an STI examination (n = 116)
 Not confident at all 19 16.4
 Slightly not confident 7 6.0
 So-so 18 15.5
 Slightly confident 19 16.4
 Very confident 53 45.7
Participants’ self-efficacy in giving medications for STI treatment to primary male partner (n = 116)
 Not confident at all 5 4.3
 Slightly not confident 5 4.3
 So-so 26 22.4
 Slightly confident 35 30.2
 Very confident 45 38.8
Primary male partners’ likelihood to get an STI examination (n = 105)
 Not likely at all 20 19.1
 Unlikely 15 14.3
 Maybe 26 24.8
 Likely 27 25.7
 Very likely 17 16.2
Primary male partners’ likelihood to take medications for STI treatment given by the participants (n = 116)
 Not likely at all 5 4.3
 Unlikely 5 4.3
 Maybe 26 22.4
 Likely 35 30.2
 Very likely 45 38.8
Primary male partners’ frequency of accompanying participants to gynecological clinics (n = 89)a
 Never 48 53.9
  < 1/2 the time 18 20.2
  = 1/2 the time 7 7.9
  > 1/2 the time 7 7.9
 Every time 9 10.1
  1. aAmong those who had previously visited a gynecology clinic due to an STI symptom