Table 4

STI testing preferences: results from the latent class model

VariablesGroup 1 (68%) (self-led)Group 2 (32%) (HCP-led)P value
OR (95% CI)P valueOR (95% CI)
How STI samples should be taken
 No sampling11
 HCP0.93 (0.79 to 1.09)0.3681.18 (0.88 to 1.57)0.265
 Self-sampling2.16 (1.62 to 2.88)<0.0010.65 (0.41 to 1.04)0.07
How and when results are given
 Same day after 2 hours11
 Same day after 4 hours0.63 (0.51 to 0.77)<0.0011.45 (1.05 to 2.00)0.023
 1–7 days’ time via SMS/online1.03 (0.88 to 1.21)0.6891.07 (0.81 to 1.41)0.640
How and when treatment is given
 Same day in clinic11
 Clinic follow-up on appointment0.78 (0.63 to 0.95)0.0121.27 (0.92 to 1.76)0.149
 Pharmacy near patient1.16 (1.04 to 1.29)0.0060.86 (0.72 to 1.04)0.121
How partners are notified of an STI
 Expedited partner treatment11
 Contact slip from index patient0.86 (0.76 to 0.96)0.0101.10 (0.92 to 1.32)0.285
 HCP-initiated notification0.63 (0.55 to 0.73)<0.0011.53 (1.10 to 2.12)0.011
  • HCP, healthcare professional; SMS, short messaging service.