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Table 1 Process evaluation objectives, indicators and data collection

From: Explaining the impact of a women's group led community mobilisation intervention on maternal and newborn health outcomes: the Ekjut trial process evaluation

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