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Table 1 Description of study validation methods

From: Testing the validity and feasibility of using a mobile phone-based method to assess the strength of implementation of family planning programs in Malawi

Implementation Strength IndicatorHW TypeValidation methodDescription
(1) Conducted mobile outreach in last yearHSA, CBDAMonitoring or Supervisor RecordsReview of register records at VC or supervisor records at HF for last year
(2) Conducted youth events in last 3 monthsHSA, CBDAMonitoring or Supervisor RecordsReview of VC records or supervisor records at HF for last 3 months
(3) Have family planning GuidelinesIC, HSA, CBDAObservation at HF or VCDirect observation on site
(4) Provide oral contraceptive pills (OCPs)HSA, CBDAObservation at HF or VCDirect observation on site
(5) OCPs available on day of interviewHSA, CBDAObservation at HF or VCDirect observation on site
(6) Had an OCP stockout in last 3 monthsHSA, CBDARegister ReviewReview of register records at VC for previous 3 months
(7) Provide injectablesIC, HSAObservation at HF or VCDirect observation on site
(8) Injectables available on day of interviewIC, HSAObservation at HF or VCDirect observation on site
(9) Had an injectable stockout in last 3 monthsIC, HSARegister ReviewReview of register records at HF or VC for previous 3 months
(10) HFs who received supervision that included FP from someone external to the HF in previous 3 reporting monthsICSupervision recordsReview of register or supervisor records at HF for previous 3 months
(11) HFs who supervise their HWs with reinforcement of YFHS practiceICObservation at HFDirect observation on site
(12) HFs whose supervision checklist of HWs includes Youth FPICObservation at HFDirect observation on site
(13) HFs with Youth FP guidelines or protocolsICObservation at HFDirect observation on site
(14) HFs with FP pamphletsICObservation at HFDirect observation on site
(15) HFs that provide implantsICObservation at HFDirect observation on site
(16) HFs with current stocks of implantsICObservation at HFDirect observation on site
(17) HFs with no stock-out in the last 3 reporting months of implantsICRegister ReviewReview of register records at HF for previous 3 months
(18) HFs have private room for FP consultationsICObservation at HFDirect observation on site
(19) HFs have space designated for youth consultations & activitiesICObservation at HFDirect observation on site
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