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Table 2 Considerations for planning CLIP Nigeria Process Evaluation Methodsa

From: A process evaluation plan for assessing a complex community-based maternal health intervention in Ogun State, Nigeria

Methodological component General definition Relevance
Design Timing of data collection Pre-intervention and early-intervention
Data sources Sampling and sources of data collection 1.Pregnant women receiving the CLIP intervention
2.Community health workers delivering the CLIP intervention at the primary care level (a small subset was sampled purposively)
3.Medical professionals receiving continuous professional development
4.Community engagement data
Data collection tools or measures Instruments, tools, and guides used for gathering process- evaluation data 1.PIERS On the Move (POM) mHealth tool
2.Community engagement logs
3.Training pre-tests and post tests
5.Focus group discussions
6.Case reports
7.Device purchase and tracking logs
8.Study budget
Data collection procedures Protocols for how the data collection tools are administered 1.Data collection protocol
2.Training manuals
Data management Procedures for gathering data from the field and data entry; data quality checks; data security; data monitoring procedures. 1.Data security management, such as encryption of POM data using Blowfish algorithm, and creation of audit trails for new records
2.Regular data monitoring reports
3.Field activity logs: community engagement, trainings
4.Data monitoring plan
Data analysis and synthesis Statistical and/or qualitative methods used to analyze, synthesize, and/or summarize data. 1.Thematic analysis
2.Descriptive statistics using R analysis program
3.Framework analysis
  1. a(adapted from Saunders et al [10])