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Table 2 Responses to quantitative acceptability questions on intervention helpfulness among n = 36 participants in the EMERGE feasibility randomized clinical trial by group and total

From: Acceptability of a feasibility randomized clinical trial of a microenterprise intervention to reduce sexual risk behaviors and increase employment and HIV preventive practices (EMERGE) in young adults: a mixed methods assessment

Acceptability question Study Group Total
Experimental Comparison
Number of enrolled participants who were randomized 19 19 38
Number of randomized participants who completed a post-intervention assessment of acceptability 17 19 36
Extent of liking the interventiona
 Liked a lot 100% 84% 92%
 Somewhat liked 0 11% 6%
 Did not like 0 5% 3%
Helpfulness in improving income-earning ability
 Very helpful 53% 47% 50%
 Somewhat helpful 47% 37% 42%
 Not helpful 0 16% 8%
Helpfulness in improving ability to prevent HIV
 Very helpful 82% 74% 78%
 Somewhat helpful 12% 16% 14%
 Not helpful 6% 11% 8%
Likelihood of recommending intervention to a friend
 Very likely 100% 84% 92%
 Somewhat likely 0 16% 8%
 Not likely 0 0 0
Applied to any of interventions’ texted job announcements
 Yes 24% 47% 36%
 No 76% 53% 64%
Received any interventions’ texted jobs after applyingb
 Yes 0 22% 15%
 No 0 78% 85%
Preference for future number of text messages received
 Equal 71% 53% 61%
 More 12% 21% 17%
 Fewer 18% 26% 22%
Extent of liking weekly text message survey
 Liked a lot 35% 47% 42%
 Somewhat liked 59% 47% 53%
 Did not like 6% 5% 6%
Ease of responding to weekly text message survey
 Very easy 82% 84% 83%
 Somewhat easy 12% 11% 11%
 Not easy 6% 5% 6%
  1. [a] Refers to job announcements only for comparison intervention and job announcement plus microenterprise activities for experimental intervention; [b] Denominator includes only participants who applied to one or more texted job announcements