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Table 2 Study participants’ attitudes about incomplete abortions prior to their MVA training (n = 53)

From: “Confidence comes with frequent practice”: health professionals’ perceptions of using manual vacuum aspiration after a training program

Issue Attitude n (%)
Treating women with incomplete abortions is an important part of my job a
 Strongly agree 42 (79.2)
 Agree 9 (17.0)
 Disagree 1 (1.9)
 Strongly disagree 0 (0)
 Not answered 1 (1.9)
I wish it was not part of my job?
 Strongly disagree 34 (66.7)
 Disagree 9 (17.6)
 Agree 6 (11.8)
 Strongly agree 2 (3.9)
I prefer not to treat these women because abortion is a sin
 No 52 (98.1)
 Yes 1 (1.9)
Which method do I prefer for uterine evacuation and why?
Manual Vacuum Aspiration 30 (56.6)
 Easier 14 (46.7)
 Safer 12 (40.0)
 The one taught 3 (10.0)
 Othera 1 (3.7)
Curettage 22 (41.5)
 The one taught 9 (40.9)
 Othera 5 (22.8)
 Easier 5 (22.7)
 Safer 3 (13.6)
Medical/Cytotec 1 (1.9)
 The one taught 1 (100)
  1. aOther reasons given included: being cost-effective, less time consuming or being more confident