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Table 1 Participants’ attendance over repeat group discussions, topics discussed and methods used per meeting

From: The role of traditional health practitioners in Rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: generic or mode specific?

  Time point 1 Time point 2 Time point 3 Time point 4 Time point 5
FGD 1 FGD 2 FGD 3 Community walk/taking of photos FGD 4
Topics covered: Understanding THPs: who are THPs, how do they become, what are their practices THPs approach to illnesses including HIV/AIDS: How do they manage illness, do they refer patients to Western biomedical practitioners, when do they refer. Local traditional practices that support or prevent HIV testing, initiation and retention in HIV/AIDS care Community Walk and taking of photos representing facilitators and barriers to HIV testing, treatment initiation and adherence Group discussion based on the photos taken in time point 4 about facilitators and barriers to HIV testing, treatment initiation and adherence
Dates 22/02/2013 30/05/2013 31/07/2013 09/10/2013 13/11/2013
Attendance 9 attended/0 absent 9 attended/0 absent 8 attended/1 absent 8 attended, 1 absent 7 attended, 2 absent
Method used to gather data Individual and group narrative Individual and group narrative Individual and group narrative Community walk; taking of photos Individual and group narrative