Factors affecting use of permethrin-treated bed nets during a randomized controlled trial in western Kenya.

@article{Alaii2003FactorsAU,
  title={Factors affecting use of permethrin-treated bed nets during a randomized controlled trial in western Kenya.},
  author={Jane A. Alaii and William A. Hawley and Margarette S. Kolczak and Feiko O Ter Kuile and John E. Gimnig and John Vulule and Amos Odhacha and Aggrey J. Oloo and Bernard L. Nahlen and Penelope A Phillips-Howard},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2003},
  volume={68 4 Suppl},
  pages={137-41}
}
Adherence with permethrin-treated bed net (ITN) use and their proper deployment was directly observed in 2,178 individuals (784 households) participating in a large-scale trial of ITNs on child mortality in western Kenya. The ITNs were distributed free of charge to ensure high coverage, resulting in a ratio of 1.46 persons per ITN. Approximately 30% of ITNs present were unused. The overall percentage adherence was 72.3%. The probability of adherence by individuals depended strongly on age… CONTINUE READING