Data from: How do patients and health workers interact around malaria rapid diagnostic testing, and how are the tests experienced by patients in practice? A qualitative study in western Uganda

Robin Altaras, Anthony Nuwa, Bosco Agaba, Elizabeth Streat, James K. Tibenderana, Sandrine Martin & Clare E. Strachan
Background: Successful scale-up in the use of malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) requires that patients accept testing and treatment based on RDT results and that healthcare providers treat according to test results. Patient-provider communication is a key component of quality care, and leads to improved patient satisfaction, higher adherence to treatment and better health outcomes. Voiced or perceived patient expectations are also known to influence treatment decision-making among healthcare providers. While there has been a...

Registration Year

  • 2016
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Resource Types

  • Dataset
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Affiliations

  • Malaria Consortium
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  • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
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  • Ministry of Health
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