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Title: Reliability of Community Health Worker Collected Data for Planning and Policy in a Peri-Urban Area of Kisumu, Kenya
Authors: Otieno, C F
Kaseje, D
Ochieng, B M
Githae, M N
Date: 2012
Citation: Otieno, C. F., Kaseje, D., Ochieng, B. M., & Githae, M. N. (2011). Reliability of community health worker collected data for planning and policy in a Peri-urban area of Kisumu, Kenya. Journal of Community Health, 37, 48-53. doi: 10.1007/s10900-011-9414-2
Abstract: As reliable and timely health information is essential for public health action and health systems strengthening, the study investigates the validity and reliability of Community Based information towards planning and policy formulation. Evaluation results conclude that community health workers (CHW) accurately and reliably collect household data, especially in resource poor settings. Ten percent of households visited by CHWs for data collection were re-collected by a technically trained team: environmental health and maternal healthcare care presented good correspondence between the two sets of data; this was also true for exclusive breast-feeding indicator. However, measles immunization coverage showed less consistency between sets of results
Project Number: 105955
Project Title: Linking Health Information Systems for Effective Decision Making (East Africa)
Access: Open Access
Copyright: Otieno, C F
Kaseje, D
Ochieng, B M
Githae, M N
License: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License 2.5
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