Table 4

 Changes in counselling skills

Before IMCIAfter IMCIDifference (95% CI)
Caregiver told to return immediately if child not able to drink or breast feed26/80 (32.5)20/56 (35.5)3 (–13 to19)
Caregiver told to return immediately if child develops a fever30/80 (37.5)16/56 (28.5)9 (–7 to25)
Caregiver of sick child told of at least three signs which indicate the need to return immediately to the clinic14/80 (17.5)16/56 (28.5)11 (–3 to25)
Caregiver advised to give sick child extra fluids28/80 (35)30/56 (53.5)18.5 (2 to35)
Caregiver advised to give sick child extra food29/80 (36)24/56 (43)7 (–9.5 to 23.5)