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Table 1 Values assigned to the outcomes of relevance for the policy options under consideration for the CHW guideline (N = 96)

From: Stakeholders’ perceptions of policy options to support the integration of community health workers in health systems

Outcomes of relevance Not important (%) Important (%) Critical (%) Mean score from Likert scale
Increased CHW motivation 2.1 24.2 73.7 7.6
Improved CHW morale 1.1 31.6 67.4 7.3
Decreased CHW absenteeism 4.4 39.1 56.5 6.8
Increased CHW productivity 1.1 25.3 73.7 7.4
Improved CHW responsiveness 1.1 33.0 65.9 7.2
Decrease in CHW attrition rates 3.2 34.0 62.8 7.0
Improved CHW competencies 1.1 15.4 83.5 7.8
Increased access to care for patients 1.1 16.0 83.0 7.8
Increased health services coverage 0.0 13.8 86.2 8.0
Improved quality of CHW health services 0.0 8.5 91.5 8.0
Better health care-seeking behaviour of individuals and communities 3.2 24.7 72.1 7.3
Health-promoting behaviours in homes and communities 1.1 24.7 74.2 7.5
Improved patient satisfaction 0.0 26.6 73.4 7.4
Decrease in preventable mortality rates 5.3 12.8 81.9 7.7
Improved family planning 8.6 33.3 58.1 6.8
Increased equity 5.3 27.4 67.4 7.1
Improved cost savings by patients 4.4 34.8 60.9 6.7
Decreased morbidity rates 3.2 24.2 72.6 7.3
Decrease in levels of discrimination 6.5 44.6 48.9 6.4
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