Table 2

Diagnosis and treatment

Accra,intervention (n=48)Accra, no intervention (n=48)
No (%)No (%)
†χ2 test for difference in two proportions; tests done only where noted; *p<0.05.
‡Two simulated clients offered oral medication had missing information on type of drug provided (intervention n=41; no intervention n=39).
§Multiple responses possible.
Given a diagnosis†14 (29)10 (21)
If yes, what diagnosis was given:§
     Gonorrhoea12 (86)7 (70)
     Chlamydia0 (0)1 (10)
     Urinary tract infection2 (14)1 (10)
     VD/STI0 (0)2 (20)
What advised to do about discharge:
     Offered oral medication42 (88)40 (83)
     Offered injection11 (23)13 (27)
     Told to attend health clinic5 (10)5 (10)
     Told to speak to other pharmacy staff0 (0)0 (0)
     Told to go to different pharmacy0 (0)0 (0)
If offered oral medication, appropriateness of treatment‡
     Urethral discharge:
     MOH correct drug/dose4 (10)1 (3)
     Expert opinion correct drug/dose7 (17)4 (10)
     Total correct drug dose†11 (27)5 (13)
     MOH correct drug/dose too high4 (10)1 (3)
     Expert opinion correct drug/dose too high1 (2)1 (3)
     Total acceptable drug provision†16* (39)7 (18)
Gonorrhoea:
     MOH correct drug/dose13 (32)8 (21)
     Expert opinion correct drug/dose4 (10)4 (10)
     Correct drug/dose†17 (41)12 (31)
     MOH correct drug/dose too high10 (24)8 (21)
     Expert opinion correct drug/dose too high4 (10)5 (13)
     Total acceptable drug provision†31 (76)25 (64)
Chlamydia:
     MOH correct drug/dose5 (12)2 (5)
     Expert opinion correct drug/dose8 (20)7 (18)
     Correct drug/dose†13 (32)9 (23)
     MOH correct drug/dose too high4 (10)3 (8)
     Expert opinion correct drug/dose too high0 (0)0 (0)
     Total acceptable drug provision†17 (41)12 (31)