Table 4

IMCI knowledge score description and multivariable linear regression analysis

VariablesMean score
(n=531)
Coefficient
(95% CI)
P value
NMeanMchinji (n=193)Zomba (n=338)
Training
 No training3093.693.543.77Ref
 IMCI training only1374.314.404.260.083 (−0.238 to 0.405)0.611
 IMCI training+refresher854.404.264.500.417 (0.012 to 0.821)0.043
Cadre
 Clinical officer174.764.674.82Ref
 Medical assistant474.574.734.50−0.241 (−0.985 to 0.503)0.526
 Nurse/midwife1054.624.634.62−0.149 (−0.834 to 0.536)0.669
 HSA1904.134.114.13−0.820 (−1.500 to 0.142)0.018
 Hospital attendant1723.133.043.19−1.605 (−2.286 to 0.923)<0.001
Facility type
 Dispensary403.984.293.81Ref
 Health centre3784.013.914.040.136 (−0.298 to 0.571)0.538
 Rural hospital1133.803.763.92−0.004 (−0.501 to 0.493)0.987
District
 Mchinji1933.87Ref
 Zomba3384.010.001 (−0.264 to 0.266)0.993
  • Adjusted R2: 0.173.

  • HSA, Health Surveillance Assistant; IMCI, Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses.