Table 1

Coverage of selected components of informed consent during counseling sessions, with and without the use of visuals

Topic covered

Coverage in 30 group education sessions without visuals (Group A)

Coverage in 40 group education sessions with visuals (Group B)

Chi square χ2 statistic and significance level

N

%

N

%


Mother-to-infant HIV transmission

30

100

40

100

___

Confidentiality

30

100

38

95

0.2

Right to refuse

29

97

39

98

0.0

Consequences of refusal to test

12

40

22

55

1.4

Social risk

2

7

9

23

4.0*

Benefits of HIV testing

30

100

39

98

0.0

Meaning of signature

21

70

36

90

6.8**

Right to consult

0

0

14

35

12.6***

80% coverage in sessions

9

30

27

68

13.4***


* = P < 0.05, ** = P < 0.01, *** = P < 0.001

Sastry et al. BMC Medicine 2004 2:28   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-2-28

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