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Table 2 Relevance of NIGRAAN outcomes with the major assessments, relevant study instruments and timelines

From: Improving community case management of diarrhoea and pneumonia in district Badin, Pakistan through a cluster randomised study—the NIGRAAN trial protocol

Outcomes Measurements Timepoints
Primary outcome: Baseline, and end-line household surveys to assess change in community caregiver practices for management of childhood diarrhoea and pneumonia Baseline: at 4–6 months
Improvement in community case management (CCM) practices of diarrhoea and pneumonia End-line: at 20–22 months
Secondary outcome 1: Qualitative tools: Qualitative tools
Improved perceptions, knowledge and skills among LHSs for community case management of pneumonia and diarrhoea in children under 5 Focus group discussions (FGDs) and in-depth/key informant interviews Once in each of the three phases of the project
Quantitative assessments: Quantitative assessments
  Knowledge assessment questionnaire and skills assessment scorecards ‘A’ and ‘B’ KAQs and scorecards: phases I and II on a periodic basis.
Secondary outcome 2: Qualitative tools Qualitative tools
Improvement in LHWs perceptions, knowledge, skills and performance as a result of ‘structured supportive supervision’ by LHSs Focus group discussions (FGDs) and in-depth/key informant interviews Once in each of the three phases of the project
Quantitative assessments: Quantitative assessments
  Knowledge assessment questionnaire and skills assessment Scorecards ‘A’ and ‘B’ KAQs and scorecards: phases I and II on a periodic basis.