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Table 5 Knowledge, skills, capacity and acceptability of HBV screening among healthcare workers participating in the quantitative component of the survey (n = 87)

From: Prevention and care of hepatitis B in the rural region of Fatick in Senegal: a healthcare workers’ perspective using a mixed methods approach

Variables (% of missing data) Total HCW mainly involved in prenatal care activities (Group 1) HCW involved exclusively in vaccination activities (Group 2) p-valuea
(N = 87) (N = 47, 54%) (N = 40, 46%)
N (%)
Specific knowledge, skills and training on testing and counseling
 What are the priority groups for which routine screening of chronic hepatitis B is recommended?
  Pregnant women
  Correct answer 80 (92) 44 (94) 36 (90) 0.41
  Incorrect answer 7 (8) 3 (6) 4 (10)
  Blood donors
  Correct answer 75 (87) 39 (83) 36 (90) 0.90
  Incorrect answer 12 (13) 8 (17) 4 (10)
  HCW
  Correct answer 71 (82) 39 (83) 32(80) 0.72
  Incorrect answer 16 (18) 8 (17) 8(20)
  HIV-positive patients
  Correct answer 56 (64) 32 (68) 24 (64) 0.43
  Incorrect answer 31 (36) 15 (32) 16 (40)
 What kind of test can be used to test for HBV in adults and children > 1 year?
  Rapid diagnostic test
  Correct answer 61 (70) 38 (81) 23 (57) 0.02
  Incorrect answer 26 (30) 9 (19) 17 (43)
  Laboratory-based immunoassay test (1%)
  Correct answer 40 (46) 25 (53) 15 (38) 0.17
  Incorrect answer 46 (54) 22 (47) 24 (62)
 Have you already benefited from training in HBV?
  Yes (in my initial training, in continued education) 51 (59) 22 (47) 29 (72)  
  No or I do not know 36 (41) 25 (53) 11 (28) 0.01
 Have you already had training in counseling or therapeutic education for other diseases? (2%)
  Yes 57 (67) 25 (54) 32 (82)  
  No or do not know 28 (33) 21 (46) 7 (18) 0.01
 Have you already had training in counseling or therapeutic education for hepatitis B? (2%)
  Yes 17 (20) 11 (24) 6 (15)  
  No or I do not know 68 (80) 35 (76) 33 (85) 0.33
 Do you feel you are trained well enough to provide adequate counseling to HBV-positive patients?
  Yes (a lot, somewhat, a little) 63 (72) 38 (81) 25 (62)  
  No (not at all, I do not know) 24 (28) 9 (19) 15 (38) 0.06
Acceptability of systematic screening in pregnant women and practices
 Do you think it is useful to systematically propose hepatitis B screening to pregnant women?
  Yes (a lot, somewhat, a little) 83 (95) 46 (98) 37 (92) 0.25
  No (not at all, I do not know) 4 (5) 1 (2) 3 (8)  
 In the last month, have you proposed hepatitis B screening to pregnant women?
  Yes (always, often) 42 (48) 32 (68) 10 (25) < 10−3
  No (rarely, never, I do not know) 45 (52) 15 (32) 30 (75)  
  1. HCW Healthcare workers, HBV hepatitis B virus
  2. a Chi-square test or Fisher’s exact test