Table 1

Study objectives, Research methods and Sample size
Objectives Research method Description Sample size
Objective 1 Quantitative Facility audit :
Facility records review – registers and 42 District hospitals- 5 CHC and PHC facilities
To determine the extent of the engagement of NGOs and CCWs in the implementation of collaborative TB/HIV including PMTCT
*DHIS
Interview with facility managers using a self-administered questionnaire 37 facility managers
NGO audit : 32 NGOs managing HBCs
NGO records review and interviews with managers 1 NGO managing CHWs
Household survey which included participant n = 3,867 household members randomly selected from the catchment areas of audited facilities and NGOs
aged 18 years and above
Objective 2 Qualitative Individual in-depth interviews with 29 Provincial managers – 6 District managers – 6 Facility managers – 11 NGO managers- 6 FGDs with CCW- 4 FGDs with patients- 2
**key informants (Provincial and district managers; Hospital and facility managers; and NGO managers)
Identify constraints related to provision of TB/HIV/PMTCT integrated care at community level
Focus group discussion (FGDs) with CCWs and TB,HIV and PMTCT patients
Objective 3
Explore ways of enhancing the engagement of CCWs to provide integrated TB/HIV/PMTCT services.

*DHIS: District health information system.

**Key informants included provincial, district, and facility managers as well NGO managers.

Uwimana et al.

Uwimana et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:233   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-233

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