Table 1

Process evaluation objectives, indicators and data collection

OBJECTIVE

INDICATORS

DATA COLLECTION METHODS

DATA SOURCE


Objective 1: to describe the intervention in theory and in practice

Issues encountered during the intervention piloting phase

Document review

Registers

Facilitators' characteristics

18 group discussions with community members

FGD notes

Facilitator's recruitment and training

Review of training and recruitment documents

Interview notes and training documents

Facilitators' perceptions of the intervention

9 group discussions with facilitators

FGD notes

Group formation

Analysis of data collected by facilitators

Group formation form

Group discontinuation

Group discussions with facilitators and WG coordinators

FGD notes, visit notes

Socio-demographic characteristics of women's group members and attendees

Analysis of surveillance data & data collected by facilitators

Surveillance questionnaire, meeting attendance sheets

Regularity and cancellations of meetings

Analysis of cancellation forms

Facilitators register, cancellation forms

Identification and prioritization of problems

Document review

Facilitators' register, meeting reporting forms

Members' views on the identification and prioritization of problems and strategies

Analysis of evaluation forms

Evaluation form

Identification of strategies, barriers and prioritization of strategies

Document review

Facilitators register, meeting reporting forms

Community meetings

Document review

Facilitators' register

Attendees' perceptions on community meeting

Document review

Structured observation notes by coordinators, DMs and Intervention managers

Implementing strategies and measuring progress

Analysis of forms

Registers, reporting forma and group-wise record book to measure monthly progress

Members' views on the implementation of strategies

Analysis of evaluation forms

Evaluation form

Methods and process for cluster level community meetings

Document review

Facilitators' register

Attendees perceptions on cluster level community meeting

Document review

Structured observation notes by coordinators, DMs and Intervention managers

Evaluation of group activities

Analysis of group support forms

Group support form

Evaluation of the phases of intervention

Analysis of phase wise evaluation forms

Phase-wise evaluation forms

Group members' perception of the intervention and the implementing organization

3 group discussions with group members

FGD notes

Objective 2: to describe the social context in which the intervention was delivered

Information on terrain, health service provision, other NGO activities.

Health services mapping, group information forms and Group discussions with facilitators

Health services mapping forms, FGD notes

People, cultural practices and livelihoods

Analysis of surveillance data, Group discussions and notes from meetings in the women's group cycle

Surveillance tool, FGD and meeting notes

Profile of clusters

Analysis of forms and FGD notes

Population census of India 2001, districts record and FGD notes

Objective 3: to describe the impact of the intervention on women's group members

Perception of facilitators regarding behaviour change among group members

3 FGD with facilitators

FGD notes, case studies

Perception of group members regarding their own behaviour change

244 group discussions with members

FGD notes, case studies

Objective 4: to describe the impact of the intervention on non-group members

Perception of facilitators regarding behaviour change among non-group members

3 group discussions with facilitators

FGD notes, case studies

Perception of group members regarding behaviour change among non-group members

244 group discussions with group members (1 per group)

FGD notes, case studies


Rath et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10:25   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-10-25

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