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close this bookSelecting Reproductive Health Indicators: A Guide for District Managers (WHO - OMS, 1997, 36 p.)
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Open this folder and view contentsThe need for reproductive health indicators
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Annex 1. Sample forms for selecting indicators

Form 1

Which reproductive programme areas are functioning in your district?



Form 2

Which indicators are currently generated from existing sources of information?



Form 3a

Which of the indicators listed on form 2 are useful?



Form 3b

Which of the indicators listed on form 2 are accessible?



Form 3c

Which of the indicators listed on form 2 are ethical?



Form 3d

Which of the indicators listed on form 2 are robust?



Form 3e

Which of the indicators listed on form 2 are representative?



Form 3f

Which of the indicators listed on form 2 are understandable?



Form 4

Which available indicators should be selected?



Form 5

Which new indicators should be selected?



Form 6

What are the data requirements of each selected indicator?



Form 7

Do the selected indicators on Forms 4 and 5 adequately represent the reproductive health programme areas functioning in the district?

FORM 1. WHICH REPRODUCTIVE PROGRAMME AREAS ARE FUNCTIONING IN YOUR DISTRICT?

Reproductive health programme areas

Operational?
(Yes/No)

Who does the programme target?
What does the programme do?
How long has it been operational?

Safe Motherhood:
Antenatal care
Clean/safe delivery/intrapartum care
Postnatal care
Emergency obstetric care

Family Planning

Management of complications of unwanted pregnancies

Prevention and management of STDs/HIV/AIDS

Adolescent reproductive health

Maternal nutrition

Female genital mutilation

Violence against women

Screening and treatment of cancers of the reproductive system

Promotion of positive sexual health

Health of the newborn

FORM 2. WHICH INDICATORS ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FROM EXISTING SOURCES OF INFORMATION?

Reproductive Health Programme area: ___________________________

Indicator

Data items used to generate indicator

Source(s) of data































FORM 3a. WHICH OF THE INDICATORS LISTED ON FORM 2 ARE USEFUL?

Reproductive Health Programme area: ___________________________

Useful indicators

What types of action could follow-on from having this indicator?





















FORM 3b. WHICH OF THE INDICATORS LISTED ON FORM 2 ARE ACCESSIBLE?

Reproductive Health Programme area: ___________________________

Accessible indicators

What is the data source(s) for this indicator?

How frequently is the indicator reported?































FORM 3c. WHICH OF THE INDICATORS LISTED ON FORM 2 ARE ETHICAL?

Reproductive Health Programme area: ___________________________

Ethical indicators

Could the data for this indicator be collected and the results discussed in the general population without causing widespread offense?





















FORM 3d. WHICH OF THE INDICATORS LISTED ON FORM 2 ARE ROBUST?

Reproductive Health Programme area: ___________________________

Robust indicators

What are your reasons for regarding this indicator as robust, specific, sensitive and reliable?





















FORM 3e. WHICH OF THE INDICATORS LISTED ON FORM 2 ARE REPRESENTATIVE?

Reproductive Health Programme area: ___________________________

Representative indicators

Which population or sub-group does the indicator represent?





















FORM 3f. WHICH OF THE INDICATORS LISTED ON FORM 2 ARE UNDERSTANDABLE?

Reproductive Health Programme area: ___________________________

Understandable indicators

Which population or sub-group does the indicator represent?





















FORM 4. WHICH AVAILABLE INDICATORS SHOULD BE SELECTED?

Reproductive Health Programme area: ___________________________

3a

3b

3c

3d

3e

3f

Indicator

Useful? Y/N

Accessible? Y/N

Ethical? Y/N

Robust? Y/N

Representative? Y/N

Understandable? Y/N

Selected? Y/N

Justification for selection or rejection








































































































































FORM 5. WHICH NEW INDICATORS SHOULD BE SELECTED?

Reproductive Health Programme area: ___________________________


3a

3b

3c

3d

3e

3f

Indicator

Useful? Y/N

Accessible? Y/N

Ethical? Y/N

Robust? Y/N

Representative? Y/N

Understandable? Y/N

Selected? Y/N

Justification for selection or rejection








































































































































FORM 6. WHAT ARE THE DATA REQUIREMENTS OF EACH SELECTED INDICATOR FROM FORMS 4 AND 5?

Reproductive Health Programme area: ___________________________

Indicator

Definition of indicator

Data source of indicator

Reporting frequency of indicator

Are changes needed to the information system to enable the indicator to be generated and to be reliable and timely?



















































FORM 7. DO THE SELECTED INDICATORS ON FORMS 4 AND 5 ADEQUATELY REPRESENT THE REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH PROGRAMME AREAS FUNCTIONING IN THE DISTRICT?

Reproductive health programme area

Adequate coverage within area (Yes/No)

Adequate coverage relative to other areas (Yes/No)

What are the gaps in coverage which require new indicators? How might these gaps be filled? What data are needed? What are the implications for the routine information system?

Safe motherhood:




Antenatal care




Intrapartum care




Postnatal care




Emergency obstetric care




Family Planning




Complications of unwanted




pregnancies




STDs/HIV/AIDS




Adolescent reproductive health

Maternal nutrition

Female genital mutilation

Violence against women

Cancers of the reproductive system

Positive health practices

Health of the newborn