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Table 5 Types of HIV information and referral received from DOT supporter and patient satisfaction by type of DOT supporter

From: Community-based directly observed treatment for TB patients to improve HIV services: a cross-sectional study in a South African province

Outcome Home-based DOT Clinic-based DOT Family/friend/employer support Significance
Number (%) answering yes
Total N 155 114 523  
Information on HIV-TB link from supporter 112 (83.2) 95 (83.3) 435 (72.3) **
Encouragement for HIV counselling 117 (75.4) 78 (68.4) 323 (61.8) **
Receipt of HIV counselling 147 (94.8) 106 (93.0) 459 (87.8) *
Supporter influenced HIV counselling 117 (75.4) 78 (68.4) 322 (61.6) **
HIV test within week of referral 285 (86.0) 72 (88.9) 92 (83.3) NS
Supporter influenced HIV testing 117 (75.5) 78 (68.4) 323 (61.8) **
Satisfaction with supporter for: Mean
 - Clarity of info about HIV and TB 4.57 4.40 4.42 NS
 - Opportunity to ask questions 4.60 4.29 4.39 NS
 - Info on HIV and TB was thorough 4.60 4.51 4.47 NS
 - Info about the benefit of HIV testing 4.52 4.46 4.47 NS
 - Language used 4.71 4.72 4.67 NS
  1. Note 1: *P < 0.05; ** P < 0.01; NS = Not significant. T-test for difference in means
  2. Note 2: Among those reporting any support for treatment, N = 792
  3. Note 3: Patients rated their satisfaction on a Likert scale ranging from 1 to 5, where 1 was “very dissatisfied” and 5 was “very satisfied”