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Table 4 Staff perceptions of own language needs

From: Building freeways: piloting communication skills in additional languages to health service personnel in Cape Town, South Africa

Questions Staff responses to questions
1. How often do you have to speak Afrikaans/isiXhosa with patients? Daily
48%
Often
18%
Seldom
14%
Incomplete
20%
2. Do you think it is important for the staff at the clinic to speak in the patient’s language? Yes
80%
No
0
No Answer
20%