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Table 3 Knowledge about one cardinal sign and duration of MDT course for PB case & MB case

From: Knowledge on leprosy and its management among primary healthcare providers in two districts of Bangladesh

  Physician TLCA Others*
Knowledge about one cardinal sign Baseline (n = 12) % (90% CI) End-line (n = 7) % (90% CI) P-value Baseline (n = 6) % (90% CI) End-line (n = 7) % (90% CI) P-value Baseline (n = 80) % (90% CI) End-line (n = 35) % (90% CI) P-value
Definite loss of sensation in a pale (hypopigmented) or reddish skin patch 67%
(35.0–98.4)
71%
(43.3–99.5)
NS 33%
(10.9–55.7)
86%
(63.9–107.3)
* 72%
(63.5–0.1)
89%
(79.8–97.4)
*
Knowledge about duration of MDT course for two types of leprosy
 6 months for PB 33%
(10.9–55.7)
100% ** 100% 100% NS 18% (10.5–24.5) 71%
(58.8–84.0)
***
 12 months for MB 42%
(18.3–65.1)
100% ** 100% 100% NS 13%
(6.4–18.6)
57%
(43.3–70.9)
***
 Knowledge about Multi Drug Therapy (MDT) 58%
(34.9–81.7)
100% * 100% 100% NS 14%
(7.5–20.1)
94%
(87.9–100.7)
***
  1. NS Not significant
  2. *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001
  3. Others* mean field workers and their supervisors
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