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Table 6 Themes, categories, and sub-categories structure

From: Malaria prevalence, knowledge, perception, preventive and treatment behavior among military in Champasak and Attapeu provinces, Lao PDR: a mixed methods study

Themes Categories Sub-categories
1. Direct and indirect effects of malaria Common health problem Dengue fever
Malaria episode
Health problems in the family
Other diseases
2. Perception of malaria Information sources
Lack of knowledge
Understanding of malaria
Dangerous areas
Cause of malaria
Fear of malaria infection
3. Self-care Preventive behaviors
Purchase of personal preventive tools
Self-medication
Seeking care
Preventive measures
Good practice
Emphasizing on repellent and LLIN use
4. Health service delivery Process of making decision
Health care services
Field services
Referral patients
Health facilities which hey access when they get sick
5. Access and use of preventive equipment Insufficiency of preventive tools
Lack of diagnostic kits and anti-malaria
Difficulty in accessing health facilities
Difficulty in using bed nets
Exposure to malaria