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Table 1 Major and Minor Themes identified in interviews with SmartNet users

From: A qualitative study of the acceptability of remote electronic bednet use monitoring in Uganda

Who should use LLINs
  Children, pregnant women, and other high-risk individuals should use LLIN
  Everyone should use LLIN but prioritize high risk groups
LLIN compared to SmartNet
Differences between using LLIN and SmartNet
  No difference
  Improved use due sense of accountability and monitoring
  Improved use due to education about net use
Perceived differences between characteristics of LLIN and SmartNet
  No difference
  SmartNet is larger and more effective than prior LLIN
  SmartNet light may be bothersome
  SmartNet light may be reassuring
TAM and TFA constructs
Perceived ease of use of SmartNet
  SmartNet is high-quality, ergonomic, and durable
  Education about SmartNet facilitates net use
Perceived usefulness of SmartNet
  SmartNet works better and prevents mosquitos from entering more effectively than LLIN
  SmartNet decreases frequency of malaria
  SmartNet use made participants feel “cared for”
Opportunity costs of using SmartNet compared to LLIN
  Difficulty washing SmartNet
  SmartNet size not always sufficient
  Insecticide treatment will wear off, and SmartNet might not be retreated
Ethical considerations
  Concerns about “spying” in participants homes
  Accountability provides positive motivation to use the net
  Fear of judgement for not using LLIN
  Concerns about SmartNet may be linked to users’ understanding
Recommended improvements
  Remove SmartNet’s blinking light
  Provide a storage bag to protect electronic components of SmartNet
  Community education
  Increase size and attachment options
  Provide insecticide re-treatment for SmartNet