Table 2

Relationship between health workers’ age/cadre and their perception of M&E of malaria control interventions
Perception variables, questions asked and responses Overall totals n (%) Age categories (years) Cadres of health workers
20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 x2 (p-value) EHO CHEWS Nurse/midwife others x2 (p-value)
Why do you think we need to keep proper records of all malaria cases seen at the health facility? a) Because we are asked to do so 16 (7.5) 0 5(9.3) 5 (4.8) 3(8.6) 2.12(0.54) 1(11.1) 9(11.1) 5(5.3) 1(2.0) 3.10(0.38)
b)To keep busy 2 (0.9) 0 0 0 1(2.9) 4.84(0.18) 0 0 2(2.1) 0 2.54(0.47)
c)To have information on the number of malaria and other cases seen 208 (97.7) 9(100) 54 (100) 101(96.2) 34(97.1) 2.31(0.51) 9(100) 77(95.1) 93(98.9) 28(96.5) 1.75(0.63)
d)Don’t know 1 (0.5) 0 0 0 1(2.9) 4.85(0.18) 0 0 1(1.1) 0 1.26(0.74)
Important information to be documented from a patient that visits a health facility include the following a) Date of consultation 82 (38.5) 3 (33.3) 20(54.0) 36(34.3 16(45.7) 1.72(0.63) 5(13.5) 38(46.9) 28(29.8) 11(37.9) 6.16(0.10)
b) Name of patient 91 (42.7) 3 (33.3) 22(40.7) 41(39.1) 18(51.4) 2.08(0.56) 5(13.50 42(52.0) 31(33.0) 12(41.4) 7.41(0.06)
c) Place of work of patient 25 (11.7) 1(11.1) 5(9.3) 12(11.5) 6(17.2) 5.64(0.13) 0 12(14.8) 9(9.6) 4(13.8) 2.55(0.47)
d) Only a and b 155 (72.8) 7(77.8) 42(77.8) 76(72.4) 19(54.3) 5.64(0.13) 6(66.7) 50(61.7) 76(80.9) 23(82.1) 8.20(0.04)
e) Only a and c 12 (5.6) 0 3(5.6) 5(4.8) 3(8.6) 1.28(0.73) 0 5(6.2) 6(6.4) 1(3.4) 0.95(0.81)
Data transmission - For data transmission to be effective, it should ……… a) Take into account, the previous month’s updates from the field 67 (31.5) 2(2.2) 18(33.3) 31(29.5) 11(31.4) 0.25(0.97) 4(44.4) 23(28.4) 30(31.9) 10(34.5) 1.19(0.76)
a) Meet the specified timeline 54 (25.4) 2(2.2) 19(35.1) 21(20 8(22.9) 3.61(0.31) 4(44.4) 25(30.9) 20(21.3) 6(20.7) 4.12(0.25)
c) Be done using the correct medium of transmission 49 (23.0) 0 14(25.9) 20(1.9) 9(25.7) 3.75(0.29) 4(44.4) 18(22.2) 17(18.1) 11(37.9) 7.17(0.07)
d) Have complete data/information 49 (23.0) 0 14(25.9) 22(2.1) 7(20) 2.96(0.40) 4(44.4) 18(22.2) 21(22.3) 6(20.7) 2.48(0.48)
e) All of the above 119 (55.9) 4(44.4) 31(57.4) 60(57.1) 17(48.6) 0.74(0.86) 5(55.6) 42(51.9) 61(43.6) 13(44.8) 5.44(0.14)

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Mbachu et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:81   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-81

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