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Table 2 Responses to qualitative FSW survey regarding facilitators and barriers to providing an electronic fingerprint during study recruitment

From: Implementation of an electronic fingerprint-linked data collection system: a feasibility and acceptability study among Zambian female sex workers

  Number Percent
Before receiving an explanation of the system, the client was initially ____to use the device in the field upon visual inspection only.
  comfortable 25 56 %
  uncomfortable 20 44 %
Womens’ preferred location for being electronically fingerprinted during recruitment (chose top two)
  The clinic 42 47 %
  Their own residence 27 30 %
  Bar/club 8 9 %
  Mobile units in the field 8 9 %
  Street 4 4 %
Womens’ least preferred location for being electronically fingerprinted during recruitment
  Bar/club 16 36 %
  Street 13 30 %
  Mobile units in the field 8 18 %
  Residence 5 11 %
  Clinic 2 5 %
Womens’ preferred time to provide an electronic fingerprint
  Morning 28 62 %
  Afternoon 10 22 %
  Evening 7 16 %
Do you think the electronic fingerprint system would expose who you are and what you do to other people?
  Yes 9 20 %
  No 36 80 %
Would you prefer that multiple women are recruited and asked to provide an electronic fingerprint at the same time?
  Yes 19 42 %
  No, because of confidentiality/privacy 26 58 %
Would you prefer to be fingerprinted in the presence of your Queen Mother?
  Yes 33 73 %
  No, because of confidentiality/privacy 12 27 %
Would you prefer to be fingerprinted in the presence of other FSWs that have been fingerprinted previously?
  Yes 36 80 %
  No, because of confidentiality/privacy 9 20 %
Would you prefer that ZEHRP staff wear a badge when recruiting and asking for an electronic fingerprint?
  Yes 30 67 %
  No, others may become suspicious/association of ZEHRP and HIV 15 33 %
What incentives would encourage you to speak to a ZEHRP recruiter and provide an electronic fingerprint?
  Chitenge 21 47 %
  Lubricant 10 22 %
  Condom 31 69 %
  Chlorine 5 11 %
  Soap 13 29 %
  ZEHRP’s service info brochure 7 16 %