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Table 2 Methods, purposes, sources and amount of data collected in the study

From: Strengthening primary health care at district-level in Malawi - determining the coverage, costs and benefits of community-directed interventions

No. Methods Purposes Data collection - phases, levels, arms of study and numbers collected
During baseline During follow-up
District Implementation partners Intervention Control District Implementation partners Intervention Control
Health centres Villages Households Health centres Villages Households Health centres Villages Households Health centres Villages Households
1. Questionnaires Cost 5 2 2 10 20 2 10 20 5 2 2 10 20 2 10 20
Coverage 20 20 20 20
2. In-depth interviews Perceptions/Benefits/Critical factors 2 4 16 2 4 16
3. Focus group discussions Perceptions/Benefits/Critical factors 4 4
4. Health Management and Information System Coverage/Disease burden 1 2 2 8 2 8 1 2 2 8 2 8
5. Checklist/Observations Coverage/Disease burden 5 2 2 8 2 5 2 2 8 2
6. Document reviews Coverage/Costs/Benefits 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 2
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