Table 3 Percentage of patients who strongly agreed or agreed with quality of care statements at clinics with the STI syndromic management training programme and comparison clinics, Botswana 2004
Statement (1)Bivariate resultsMultivariate results
Training (%) (2)Comparison (%) (3)p Value (4)Relative risk (2)/(3)Adjusted relative risk* (6) (95% CI (7))
Did you believe that the information you shared about yourself with the health worker would be kept confidential?92870.1201.061.04 (0.95 to 1.15)
Did the health worker give you enough opportunity to explain your problem?98990.652†0.991.00 (0.98 to 1.02)
Did you feel comfortable asking the health worker questions about your problem?95880.0201.081.07 (0.98 to 1.17)
Did you feel comfortable talking about your sexual behaviours with the health worker?96890.0351.081.04 (0.95 to 1.13)
Did you feel comfortable sharing information about your sexual partner(s) with the health worker?93840.0061.111.08 (0.96 to 1.20)
Do you believe the health worker accurately identified your problem?92860.0491.071.06 (0.96 to 1.17)
Did you believe the health worker gave you treatment for your problem?83670.0011.241.20 (1.02 to 1.40)
Did the health worker give you information about the nature of your problem?9072<0.0011.251.16 (1.01 to 1.34)
Did the health worker help you make a plan so that you could better prevent this problem in the future?9576<0.0011.251.21 (1.08 to 1.35)
On the whole, were you satisfied with the care you received for your problem today?94870.0341.081.10 (1.02 to 1.19)
Sample size185124
  • STI, Sexually transmitted infection.

  • *Modified Poisson regressions adjust for health worker profession (nurse versus nurse midwife), follow-up visit, syndromes and observation by a clinical specialist.

  • †Test statistic is from a Fisher’s exact test, because some of the cells in this analysis have an expected frequency of less than five.