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Table 1 Outcomes and methods of data collection for evaluation of the NeoKIP project in Quang Ninh province, Vietnam

From: Implementing knowledge into practice for improved neonatal survival; a cluster-randomised, community-based trial in Quang Ninh province, Vietnam

  Variables Methods of data collection
Intervention process Intervention coverage; number of participants at intervention meetings, topics discussed at meetings, frequency of meetings
Intervention process; number of identified problems relating to perinatal health, progress in working with these problems, interaction between group and facilitator, methods used during process
• Focus groups discussion with facilitators and healthcare staff
• Meeting protocols
• Facilitators' diaries
• Individual interviews with MNHG participants and healthcare staff
Healthcare process data Antenatal care usage; frequency and timing of antenatal care, ultrasound examiniation rate, antenatal care qualiy measurement.
Delivery care utilisation; delivery prepardeness, home delivery rate and care-seeking patterns.
Delivery care; caeserean section rate, transfer patterns, assistance at delivery.
Immediate postnatal care at place of delivery ; resuscitation rate, temperature control, breast-feeding initiation, rate of exclusive breast-feeding at two months.
Postnatal care at home; umbilical care, prevalence and
duration of skin-to-skin, exclusive breast-feeding
rate and frequency and timing of home visits by
Causes of neontal death
Healthcare resources; healthcare staff knowledge on
perinatal care, availability of equipment and drugs at
health facilities
Sex ratio at birth
• Surveillance
• Audits every six months at health facilities
• Case-referent interviews
• Knowledge assessment survey
Primary outcome Neonatal mortality • Surveillance
• Case-referent interviews