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Table 2 LHWs’ skills for diarrhea

From: Does supportive supervision intervention improve community health worker knowledge and practices for community management of childhood diarrhea and pneumonia? Lessons for scale-up from Nigraan and Nigraan Plus trials in Pakistan

Skills Nigraan (Badin) Nigraan Plus (MPK)
Performed correctly
Pre-intervention
Performed correctly
Mid-intervention
Performed correctly
Post-intervention
Performed correctly
Pre-intervention
Performed correctly
Mid-intervention
Performed correctly
Post-intervention
Intervention
n = 25
No. (%)
Control
n = 25
No. (%)
Intervention
n = 25
No. (%)
Control
n = 25
No. (%)
Intervention
n = 25
No. (%)
Control
n = 25
No. (%)
Intervention
n = 27
No. (%)
Control
n = 24
No. (%)
Intervention
n = 80
No. (%)
Control
n = 79a
No. (%)
Intervention
n = 80
No. (%)
Control
n = 80
No. (%)
Danger signs
 Enquires about danger signs 15 (60) 13 (52) 16 (64) 12 (48) 24 (96) 23 (92) 24 (89) 20 (83) 80 (100) 64 (80) 80 (100) 70 (88)
Diagnosis and management
 Correctly assesses for dehydration 7 (28) 12 (48) 18 (72) 12 (48) 23 (92) 16 (64) 20 (74) 17 (71) 76 (95) 42 (53) 76 (95) 21 (26)
 Classifies the illness correctly 6 (24) 7 (28) 18 (72) 11 (44) 17 (68) 10 (40) 23 (85) 18 (75) 71 (89) 62 (79) 77 (96) 66 (83)
 Advises the correct treatment 3 (12) 6 (24) 10 (40) 5 (20) 7 (28) 7 (28) 17 (63) 20 (83) 31 (39) 40 (51) 67 (84) 34 (43)
 Refers for the correct indication 14 (56) 9 (36) 21 (84) 21 (84) 24 (96) 23 (92) 10 (37) 23 (54) 70 (87) 29 (37) 72 (90) 53 (66)
Counselling
 Tells the caregiver to continue feeding the child 10 (40) 10 (40) 21 (84) 11 (44) 25 (100) 25 (100) 26 (96) 23 (96) 79 (99) 58 (73) 80 (100) 71 (89)
 Tells caregiver to seek care immediately if the child has dehydration, blood in stools, fever, or fits 14 (56) 10 (40) 21 (84) 19 (76) 25 (100) 24 (96) 22 (82) 15 (63) 70 (88) 8 (10) 71 (89) 15 (19)
  1. aSkills of one LHW could not be assessed in midline due to personal reasons