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Table 7 Practice-Based Questions

From: Knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding dengue infection among public sector healthcare providers in Machala, Ecuador

Question Response selected n (%)
Approximately how many patients do you see per week? (n = 60) 0 3 (5 %)
1–49 6 (10 %)
50–99 28 (46.7 %)
100–149 16 (26.7 %)
>150 7 (11.7 %)
Are you familiar with the WHO’s 2010 Clinical Management of Dengue guidelines? Yes 67 (89 %)
No 8 (11 %)
Do you feel that the WHO’s Dengue guidelines help in managing dengue? Yes 64 (97 %)
No 2 (3 %)
Of those patients who you suspect have dengue fever, approximately what percentage do you refer to a lab for diagnostic testing? 0 % of patients 1 (1 %)
10 % of patients 10 (15 %)
25 % of patients 3 (4 %)
50 % of patients 8 (12 %)
75 % of patients 5 (7 %)
100 % of patients 40 (61 %)
Do your patients ever use a private lab without a referral? Yes 31 (47 %)
No 35 (53 %)
Approximately what percentage of patients with dengue fever do you refer to the hospital for additional medical treatment? 0 14 (26 %)
<10 % 31 (57 %)
25 % 1 (2 %)
50 % 6 (11 %)
75 % 1 (2 %)
100 % 1 (2 %)
Do you feel you have adequate resources to treat your patients when they have dengue? Yes 48 (69 %)
No 22 (31 %)
If you said ‘No’ to the previous question, what are you lacking?
- Note: Percentages given as n/22, based on previous question
- Note: Subjects may select multiple options
Sufficient training 7 (32 %)
Medication needed to treat 9 (41 %)
Instruments needed to treat 8 (36 %)
Access to lab tools 10 (45 %)
  1. Note: Percentages given do not include respondents who did not answer the question