Table 3

Measurement of Variables

Outcome variables

Operationalized by:



Total client volume

"How many clients received Family Planning services from you last week?"


Training in Family Planning care

"Have you ever received in-service training in Family Planning care?"


Source of training

"Who provided this training?"


Training in Post-Abortion Care

"Have you ever received in-service training in post abortion care?"


Source of training

"Who provided this training?"



Independent variables


Years of experience providing general healthcare

"How many years of experience providing healthcare do you have in total?"


Years of experience providing family planning care

"How many years of experience providing Family Planning care do you have in total?"


Ever worked for government

"Have you ever worked for the government as a health provider?"


Affiliation with Green Star Network

"Are you affiliated with the Green Star Network?"


Affiliation with Key Social Marketing

"Are you affiliated with the Key Network?"


Time spent on FP services

"How many hours on average per week do you spend providing family planning services?"


*Levels of staff, gender of staff and type of health establishment are coded on the survey

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