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Table 5 Knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) of CDD respondents (n = 79) towards CDTI, Quara district, 2013

From: Knowledge, attitude and practice of community drug distributors’ about onchocerciasis and community directed treatment with ivermectin in Quara district, North Western Ethiopia

Indicative questions on knowledge, attitude and practice Response Number (%)
Distribution mechanism Center place 14 (17.7)
House to house 65 (82.3)
Are you voluntary to serve the community Yes 77 (97.5)
No 2 (2.5)
If no for the above ques reason for not serving Lack of support from government 1 (50.0)
Lack of commitment 1 (50.0)
How is the coverage of drug distribution in the village 100 % 66 (83.5)
Partially 13 (16.5)
Does the drug have serious side effects on the community Yes 38 (48.1)
No 28 (35.4)
I don’t know 13 (16.5)
If your answer for the above ques yes, how do you detect From Individual report 21 (55.3)
Making round visit 17 (44.7)
Is there anyone who interrupted the treatment Yes 19 (24.1)
No 49 (62.0)
I do not know 11 (13.9)
If your answer for the above que. is yes, what was
the reason for interrupting the treatment?
Fear of the side
effect of the drug
14 (73.7)
Not present during the distribution period 5 (26.3)
The status of community participation High 77 (97.5)
Low 2 (2.5)
The perception of the community for CDTI Very good 77 (97.5)
Poor 2 (2.5)
What is your recommendation for continuity of the program Incentive is needed 65 (69.9)
Support from health profession 28 (29.1)