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Table 3 Caregivers’ knowledge of government recommended medicinea

From: Patterns of treatment-seeking behaviors among caregivers of febrile young children: a Ugandan multiple case study

Knowledge questions →
Cases (CS) ↓
Does CG know the first-line gov’t antimalarial? Has CG heard of ACTs? Has CG heard
of Coartem®?
Does CG know Coartem® is
an ACT?
Where did CG hear about ACTs? Was child given an ACT during
this malaria episode?
Where does
CG usually obtain ACTs?
From home (Yes/No) From 1st external source (Yes/No)
  Positive Outcome: Child Recovered
 CS 06 No No Yes No N/A No No (DS) PHF for free
(not this episode)
 CS 07 No Yes
(But gives wrong examplesa)
No No • Drug shops
• Gov’t health providers
• Radio
No No (DS) No evidence ACT was ever obtained
 CS 08 N/A N/A Yes N/A N/A Yes
Yes (PHF) PHF for free
Negative Outcome: Child Survived but with Deficits
 CS 01 N/A Yes Yes No • Gov’t health providers
• Radio
No (PHF) PHF for free
 CS 02 No No No N/A • Not heard No No (PHF) Not for this index child
 CS 03 N/A Yes No No • Radio No No (DS) PHF for free
(not this episode)
Negative Outcome: Child Died
 CS 04 Yes
(Says ACTs & Coartem®)
Yes Yes Yes • Gov’t health providers
• Radio
No No (PHF) PHF for free
(not this episode)
 CS 05 N/A N/A Yes N/A N/A No Yes (PHF) PHF for free
  1. Abbreviations: Artemisinin Combination Therapy (ACT); Caregiver (CG); Government (gov’t); Drug Shop (DS); Not Applicable (N/A) - In some of the interviews these issues were not discussed; Public Health Facility (PHF)
  2. aExamples given: Antibiotics; Aspirin®; quinine; chloroquine