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Table 5 Overview of the main categories and subcategories emerging from the follow-up FDGs with Malawian health care providers

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

Categories Subcategories
Previous experience Learned it in school
Learned by practice
Training session
Obstacles encountered in conducting MVAs Lack of equipment
Lack of time
Lack of encouragement
Task-shifting Positive that nurses can do MVA
Nurses liking the responsibility
Better teamwork
Motivation for doing MVA It is better for the patient
Following guidelines