Skip to main content

Table 1 Training agenda for ASHAs for the Control of Hypertension in Rural India Feasibility Study

From: Evaluation of a training program of hypertension for accredited social health activists (ASHA) in rural India

Session Title Topics discussed
Day 1 Introduction Roles and responsibilities of ASHAAims of CHIRI projectExpectations of research
Pre-training test Assessment of knowledge and skills
Working with research group / research project Expectation of data collection Need for consistency and accuracy
Measurement training Anthropometric measurement
Prevention and control of Non-Communicable diseases (NCDs) Modified from Ministry of Health and Family Welfare NCD ASHA training module number eight for prevention of NCDs [23]
Day 2 Measurement training Measuring blood pressure and weight
Goal setting SMART Goals explanation and practice
Hypertension knowledge Community Meeting 1 Knowledge about high blood pressure, risk factors and complications
Measurements Measuring blood pressure and weight
Day 3 Review Goals & Problem-Solving Review goals set previous day and problem solve if goals not achieved
Self-care / management of hypertension Community Meeting 2Recommendations for self-management, medication adherence, diet, physical activity, tobacco alcohol Referral to clinical care, monitoring etc.
Physical Activity Community Meeting 3Physical activity, recommended quantity, intensity and some practical and easy activities to practice
Measurements Measuring blood pressure and weight
Goal Setting Set another goal and complete action plan
Day 4 Review Goals & Problem Solving Review goals set previous day and problem solve if goals not achieved
Diet / Tobacco and Alcohol Community Meeting 4Dietary approaches to prevent hypertension, tobacco control and alcohol cessation recommendations
Practical self-management Community Meeting 5Practical advice and support for self-management
Measurements Measuring blood pressure and weight
Goal Setting Goal setting and action plan
Day 5 Review Goals & Problem Solving Review goals set previous day and problem solve if goals not achieved
Putting it all together Community Meeting 6Review key messages from the program
Preparation Preparing for monthly meetingsDealing with informational needsExpectation of the group
Measurements Measuring blood pressure and weight
Review Goals & Problem Solving Review goals set previous day and problem solve if goals not achieved
Conclusion and final wrap up Practicalities, (payment, who to contact, etc.), logistics
Post-training test Assessment of knowledge and skills