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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