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Table 1 Interview sample

From: Experiences and intentions of Ugandan household tuberculosis contacts receiving test results via text message: an exploratory study

SexAgeEducationOccupationIndividual IncomeType of SMS ReceivedAction Requested of Household ContactAction Taken By Household ContactQuotation
Female18SecondaryStudent0 UGXUnlikely TBReply HELP if you do not get betterNoneMy parent showed me the message and I was happy that I did not have TB
Female19SecondaryStudent0 UGXUnlikely TBReply HELP if you do not get betterNoneMy mother told me and I asked her to see the message and felt good
Female22PrimaryUnemployed0 UGXUnlikely TBReply HELP if you do not get betterWaited for the LHW to come for a follow-up visitWell, it is okay if she wants to send through a message, I will still wait for her to come and I ask her
Female22SecondaryUnemployed0 UGXUnlikely TBbReply HELP if you do not get betterNoneI just felt happy because I wanted to know the actual diagnosis.
Female40PrimarySelf-employed50,000 UGXUnlikely TBReply HELP if you do not get betterNoneI got relieved and provided support to the patient
Female61PrimaryUnemployed0 UGXUnlikely TBReply HELP if you do not get betterWaited for the LHW to come for a follow-up visitI was happy but also wanted to talk to her the next time she visits
Male19SecondaryUnemployed0 UGXUnlikely TBReply HELP if you do not get betterSent “HELP”On that day it was sent to me I replied with HELP to it because I felt the testing machine might have had an error
Male29TertiarySelf-employed1,000,000 UGXUnlikely TBReply HELP if you do not get betterVisited a clinic at a later date…I expect to go to South Africa for about 3 months and we were advised to go for a check-up for TB and HIV and the results were needed and that is why I had to go for that test.
Male37SecondarySelf-employed350,000 UGXConfirmed TBaVisit a health centre for treatmentTelephoned the LHW to schedule an appointmentI immediately contacted the LHW, I called her and we scheduled the appointment the next morning
Male39TertiarySelf-employed800,000 UGXUnlikely TBReply HELP if you do not get betterWaited for TB longitudinal messageI waited for a second message but it hasn’t come through
  1. Abbreviations:
  2. Legend: The text of the English version of the SMS messages were as follows:
  3. aConfirmed TB: “(Participant name) your tests show TB. (Participant name) please come to (health centre name) for TB treatment if you have not already.”
  4. bUnlikely TB: “(Participant name) your tests do not show TB, but if you do not get better, reply HELP (no charges apply). Tests can miss TB if done too early.”