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A qualitative study to assess community barriers to malaria mass drug administration trials in the Gambia

Overview of attention for article published in Malaria Journal, February 2014
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Title
A qualitative study to assess community barriers to malaria mass drug administration trials in the Gambia
Published in
Malaria Journal, February 2014
DOI 10.1186/1475-2875-13-47
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Authors

Natalie J Dial, Serign J Ceesay, Roly D Gosling, Umberto D’Alessandro, Kimberly A Baltzell

Abstract

Mass drug administration (MDA) is a strategy widely used in the control of human parasitic diseases but has been rarely attempted with malaria, the most common and dangerous parasitic disease in humans. MDA is an intervention strategy that involves simultaneously dispensing treatment to an entire population in a given geographic area. With some areas in sub-Saharan Africa documenting a decline in malaria transmission, the feasibility of MDA to further reduce malaria transmission is being considered. Understanding community perceptions of such an activity is vitally important for the design of the study and gaining the support of participants in order to maximize compliance and adherence.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Unknown 108 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 25 23%
Researcher 23 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 16%
Student > Bachelor 8 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 6%
Other 17 16%
Unknown 13 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 34 31%
Social Sciences 15 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 12 11%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 6%
Other 16 15%
Unknown 16 15%

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#14,366,602
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#4,252
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#118,113
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#1
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