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Table 3 Implementation strength indicators reported by HSAs and CBDAs versus observed by the interviewers with sensitivity and specificity of phone interview method

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 IndicatorReported Percentage (n/N)Observed Percentage (n/N)Sensitivity (%)Specificity (%)
Health Surveillance Agents (HSAs)
 Conducted mobile outreach in last year71 (134/188)47 (88/188)8339
 Conducted youth events in last 3 months56 (105/188)13 (25/188)8048
 Have family planning Guidelines96 (181/188)65 (123/188)988
 Have family planning job aids79 (149/188)70 (131/188)8944
 rovide oral contraceptive pills (OCPs)55 (104/188)63 (118/188)7070
 OCPs available on day of interview87 (72/83)80 (66/83)9235
 Had a OCP stockout in last 3 months28 (23/83)19 (16/83)6982
 Provide injectables69 (129/188)83 (156/188)7772
 Injectables available on day of interview93 (111/120)89 (107/120)9854
 Had an injectable stockout in last 3 months23 (27/120)19 (23/120)7490
Community-Based Distribution Agents (CBDAs)
 Conducted mobile outreach in last year30 (33/109)28 (30/109)4776
 Conducted youth events in last 3 months83 (91/109)50 (55/109)9124
 Have family planning Guidelines99 (108/109)85 (93/109)990
 Have family planning job aids83 (90/109)87 (95/109)8429
 Provide oral contraceptive pills (OCPs)71 (77/109)81 (88/109)8276
 OCPs available on day of interview92 (66/72)86 (62/72)9530
 Had a OCP stockout in last 3 months47 (34/72)39 (28/72)7066
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