MCH Curricula: Strategies for Developing Materials_Birdsong_5.11.11

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MCH Curricula: Strategies for Developing Materials_Birdsong_5.11.11

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  2. 2. Georgetown University’s Institute for Reproductive Health: Overview<br />Using Evidence to Expand Choice, Empower Women and Involve Communities<br /><ul><li>25+ years of experience in 30+ countries worldwide
  3. 3. Focus on critical needs & gaps in RH
  4. 4. Skills in applying quantitative and qualitative research to design and implement evidence-based programs
  5. 5. Research to practice to scale-up strategies, from global to community levels
  6. 6. Forming a wide variety of partnerships to strengthen capacity for sustainable services
  7. 7. Training/ongoing support of health care providers with a focus on simple, sustainable tools and approaches
  8. 8. Expertise in empowering women, couples and adolescents </li></li></ul><li>Mali Boutique Insert<br />Objective:<br />Develop a CycleBeads insert that conveys all the information a user must know to use the Standard Days Method and CycleBeads without provider intervention.<br />
  9. 9. Evolution of the CycleBeads® Inserts<br />
  10. 10. Prelude<br /><ul><li>Previously developed and tested pictorial insert in India
  11. 11. Images for a western African version of the insert were developed and tested in focus groups</li></li></ul><li>Where would a couple have this conversation?<br />
  12. 12. Which more clearly indicates the period has not started?<br />
  13. 13. Mali Boutique Insert Study<br /><ul><li>CycleBeads insert that teaches user how to screen themselves, use CycleBeads without provider intervention.
  14. 14. Mali Pictorial draft served as the jumping point for the study
  15. 15. 3 rounds of interviews with 100 adults (ages 15-49)
  16. 16. 50 men and 50 women from 2 different sites
  17. 17. Participants were given the insert and a set of CycleBeads to familiarize themselves with for 15 minutes
  18. 18. Interviewer then administered a questionnaire on key concepts pertaining to CycleBeads and SDM
  19. 19. 75% correct was defined as adequate comprehension (14 of 19 questions correct)</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>“Thought bubbles” showed to be confusing for participants. The text was enough.
  20. 20. Added “red drops” for first day of period in front of calendar as well to emphasize when to mark the calendar</li></li></ul><li>
  21. 21. Paper SDM in Benin<br />Objective:<br />Develop a paper SDM that can be widely distributed, well understood and used by women and couples without provider intervention.<br />
  22. 22. Phase 1 Focus Groups<br />
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  24. 24. Phase 2<br />
  25. 25. Phase 2<br /><ul><li>30 women recruited to track their menstrual cycles for 2 months (about 2 cycles)
  26. 26. NOT used as a family planning method at this time
  27. 27. Interviewed at 1 week and again at 2 months to see how well information is understood and how correctly the card was marked over 2 months.</li></li></ul><li>Phase 3<br />Will be distributed in 2 of 4 sites in hair salons and/or Kiosques.<br />Service statistics will be collected for 2 months before and 2 months after the intervention to measure its impact on SDM and CycleBeads consultations where family planning services are provided or CycleBeads are sold. <br />

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