Table 4

Factors associated with a ‘high’ treatment satisfaction rating

Predictor variableModel 1Model 2
AOR (95% CI)P valuesAOR (95% CI)P values
Correct health worker practiceNo1.001.00
Yes1.09 (0.77 to 1.54)0.621.56 (0.93 to 2.63)0.09
Patient age<5 years1.001.00
5–15 years0.80 (0.58 to 1.09)0.160.77 (0.57 to 1.05)0.10
16+years0.88 (0.69 to 1.12)0.290.87 (0.68 to 1.12)0.28
Location of health facilityHighlands1.001.00
Lowland/Coastal/Islands0.78 (0.50 to 1.19)0.250.77 (0.48 to 1.22)0.27
Location of health facilityRural1.001.00
Urban1.18 (0.77 to 1.83)0.451.24 (0.79 to 1.94)0.35
Year of survey20111.001.00
20120.52 (0.32 to 0.85)<0.010.53 (0.33 to 0.84)<0.01
20160.65 (0.39 to 1.10)0.110.66 (0.41 to 1.06)0.08
  • Model 1: Correct health worker practice defined as providing a diagnostic test for malaria infection and either: (1) an ACT prescription if diagnostic test was positive; (2) or no antimalarial prescription if diagnostic test was negative; Model 2: Correct health worker practice defined as prescribing an ACT in response to test-confirmed malaria infection.

  • ACT, artemisinin combination therapy; AOR, adjusted OR.