Skip to main content

Table 2 Data collection activities by study objective

From: Implementation research to support Bangladesh Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to implement its national guidelines for management of infections in young infants in two rural districts

Study objectiveData collection activities
QuantitativeQualitative
Examine feasibility of implementation of the newly developed infection management guidelines in young infants at UH&FWCs through outpatient services when referral is not accepted• Health facility assessment• IDI & FGD with UH&FWC service providers
• IDI with MoHFW program implementers
• Process documentation of implementation support activities
Assess the acceptability of infection management services delivered on an outpatient basis at UH&FWCs among the parents and families of young infants• Follow-up surveys with caregivers of infection cases in the community• IDI with caregivers of infection cases
Measure caregiver’s knowledge and coverage of infection management for young infants• Household survey with caregivers of young infants• FGD with caregivers of young infants
Assess the compliance of the families to the referral advice and new treatment regimen for young infant infections delivered at UH&FWCs• Weekly review of young infant records at UH&FWC
• Follow-up surveys with caregivers of infection cases in the community
• IDI with caregivers of infection cases
Document the safety of the injectable antibiotic therapies delivered at union level facilities as per national guidelines for infants classified as clinical severe infection who refuse referral advice• Weekly review of young infant records at UH&FWC
• Follow-up surveys with caregivers of infection cases in the community
• IDI with caregivers of infection cases
Identify barriers and facilitating factors to implementation of the protocol, and develop strategies to address barriers to be incorporated into national scale-up plans• Health facility assessment
• Follow-up surveys with caregivers of infection cases in the community
• IDI & FGD with UH&FWC service providers
• IDI with MoHFW program implementers
• Process documentation of implementation support activities