Table 3: Attitude on malaria detection.

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

Does malaria detection by blood film technique require time?34 (35.4)4 (33.3)9 (90)47 (39.8)
Does malaria detection by blood film technique require skillful expertise?90 (93.8)11 (91.7)10 (100)111 (94.1)
Does malaria detection by blood film technique require high expenses?11 (11.5)2 (16.7)3 (30)16 (13.6)
Does malaria detection by blood film technique differentiate the four species of malaria?83 (86.5)12 (100)8 (80)103 (87.3)
Do hospitals in malaria endemic areas require other malaria detection techniques such as dipsticks, PCR, etc.?78 (81.3)9 (75)8 (80)95 (80.5)
Do dipsticks with HRP-2 and pLDH have higher sensitivity and specificity than the blood film technique?74 (77.1)10 (83.3)8 (80)92 (78)
Mean score (X±SD)4.08±0.794±0.854.4±0.844.10±0.8