Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 2 Details of the data collection methods, data type and sources

From: Introducing leprosy post-exposure prophylaxis into the health systems of India, Nepal and Indonesia: a case study

Data Collection Method Type of data and sources Nature
Phase I: National Leprosy Programs
 Desk review Secondary data from scientific papers, archival records and document on national leprosy control programs Quantitative data on the epidemiology and performance of the programs.
Qualitative data on the SOP and policies
 Direct observation Primary data Qualitative observations of the activities such as contact tracing, treatment rehabilitation, etc.
 Interviews Primary data Qualitative data on explanations of epidemiological trends, routine functioning, challenges and solutions
Phase II: LPEP Program
 Desk review Secondary data on LPEP service delivery from MIS Quantitative data on the coverage of services
 Direct observation Primary data Qualitative observations of the LPEP activities such as screening, SDR distribution and recording & reporting
 Interviews Primary data Qualitative data on LPEP routine functioning, challenges and solutions
  1. SOP Standard Operating Procedures, MIS Monitoring Information System