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Table 5 Consistent (correct) answers regarding certainty about treatment claimsa

From: Effects of the Informed Health Choices primary school intervention on the ability of children in Uganda to assess the reliability of claims about treatment effects, 1-year follow-up: a cluster-randomised trial

If you heard about a treatment claim, what was it based on?How sure are you that the treatment claim you heard is true or can be trusted?
Someone’s personal experience using the treatmentNot very sure, because the reason behind the claim was not good
What an expert said about itNot very sure, because the reason behind the claim was not good
A research study that compared the treatment with another treatment or no treatmentNot very sure, because the reason behind the claim was not good
OR
Very sure, because the reason behind the claim was good
Something elseNot very sure, because the reason behind the claim was not good
I could not tell what the treatment claim was based onNot very sure, because I don’t know the reason behind the claim
  1. aQuestions 28.5 and 28.6 in Additional file 1