Table 2

Relative improvement in women's understanding of components of informed consent after use of visuals in group education and counseling (GEC) and individual counseling (IDC)

Topic covered

Group A: Women's understanding after GEC without visuals (posters) (N = 136)

Group B: Women's understanding after GEC with visuals (posters) (N = 224)

Chi square χ2 statistic Group A vs Group B

Group B: retested after IDC with visuals (flipcharts) (N = 224)

Z Score statistic Group B (GEC) vs Group B (GEC+IDC)

N

%

N

%

N

%


Mother-to-infant HIV transmission

128

94

213

95

0.03

221

99

2.17**

Confidentiality

130

76

174

78

0.09

219

98

6.47***

Right to refuse

73

54

176

79

23.43***

215

96

5.52***

Consequences of refusal to test

26

19

167

75

102.35***

214

96

6.22***

Social risk

86

63

153

68

0.76

194

87

4.63***

Benefits of HIV testing

39

29

88

39

3.72

155

69

6.35***

Meaning of signature

80

59

169

75

10.19***

215

96

6.21***

Right to consult

123

90

203

91

0.02

216

96

2.49**

Overall adequate understanding of women (6/8 questions)

52

38

162

72

39.38***

216

96

7.02***


* = P < 0.1, ** = P < 0.05, *** = P < 0.01

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

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