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Table 5 Respondent Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria by Data Collection Method

From: Evaluating implementation effectiveness and sustainability of a maternity waiting homes intervention to improve access to safe delivery in rural Zambia: a mixed-methods protocol

MethodRespondentsInclusion CriteriaExclusion Criteria
MWH Experience SurveyRecent users of the MWH• Mother utilizing the maternity home for at least 3 consecutive nights
• Mother utilizing the home for maternal health services (ANC, labor or PNC visit)
• Currently pregnant or under 6-weeks post-partum
• >/= 15 years of age (emancipated minor)
• Has responded to the survey at a previous visit for the same maternal health services (ANC, labor or PNC)
• Utilizing the home for reasons unrelated to maternal health
• Unwilling or unable to provide informed consent
In-Depth InterviewsMWH Governance Committee & Management Unit
Members; IGA Officer and SMAG Tailor
• Is a current governance committee/management unit member at an intervention site OR is responsible for overseeing MWH operations at a control site OR is an IGA Officer OR is a SMAG
• Is capable of responding to the domains
• >/= 18 years of age
• Is not currently affiliated with governance or management of MWH any of the study sites
• Unwilling or unable to provide informed consent
Focus Group DiscussionsPregnant or RDW, Male with child < 1 year, Elders/mother in-law (MIL), SMAGs or other potential SMAG member including traditional birth attendant (TBA), community health worker (CHW), or any individual currently volunteering at the health centre in an MCH capacity• Respondent is a SMAG member or other potential SMAG member including TBA, CHW, or any individual currently volunteering at the health centre in an MCH capacity, Elder or MIL in a study catchment area
• Or is a pregnant woman or with a child under the age of 1
• Or is a male with a child under the age of 1,
• >/= 15 years of age
• Has previously participated in a FGD in the same year at another site or in another category (i.e.: SMAG and recently delivered)
• Is not currently affiliated with any of the study sites
• Unwilling or unable to provide informed consent
IDI with Health Facility/System staffHealth Facility Staff and Health System Staff• Is a current health facility staff member at any one of the study sites (intervention, control, CEMONC)
• Is knowledgeable in maternal health capacity at the health facility
• Or is knowledgeable in health facility financial records
• Or is a district or provincial health officer in the study districts
• >/= 18 years of age
• Is not currently affiliated with any of the study sites
• Unwilling or unable to provide informed consent
Record ReviewUser of the health system/MWH• Is recorded in MWH Register, Others Register or Activity Log between January 2016 – December 2018.
• Is recorded in BEmONC facility-based data: Delivery Register, Maternity Ward Admission Register, Postnatal Care Register, Facility Transfer Log, Ante-natal care register (where applicable) and other improvised registers as necessary between January 2016 – December 2018.
• Was recorded in MWH or health facility registers before January 2016 or after December 2018