Table 2: Knowledge on malaria.

ParametersMedical technologist
Freq. (of yes) %
Laboratory
scientist
Freq. (of yes) %
Others
Freq. (of yes)%
Total
Freq. (of yes)%

Is malaria transmitted by anopheles mosquito?91 (94.8)12 (100)8 (80)111 (94.1)
Are there four species of malaria transmitted to humans?65 (67.7)10 (83.3)8 (8)83 (70.3)
Do Plasmodium falciparum cause severe malaria?94 (97.9)11 (91.7)10 (100)115 (97.5)
Do malaria cycles include liver stage and red blood cells stage?81 (84.4)12 (100)9 (90)102 (86.4)
Do Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax cause relapse in malaria patients?47 (49)8 (66.7)8 (80)63 (53.4)
Does the incubation period mean the time elapsed between exposure and the discovery of malaria in the blood?70 (72.9)10 (83.3)10 (100)90 (76.3)
Is quartan malaria caused by Plasmodium malariae?78 (81.3)8 (66.7)8 (80)94 (79.7)
Do symptoms of malaria infection include cold, hot, and sweating stages?79 (82.3)8 (66.7)9 (90)96 (81.1)
Does the gold standard method of malaria detection involve the detection of the malaria agent in thick or thin blood film?92 (95.8)12 (100)9 (90)113 (95.8)
Mean score (X±SD)5.78±1.244.91±0.994.9±0.745.62±1.23

Freq. = frequency.