4 Works

Effect of specificity of health expenditure questions in the measurement of out-of-pocket health expenditure: Evidence from field experimental study in Ghana

Isaiah Agorinya, Amanda Ross, Gabriela Flores, Tessa Tan-Torres Edejer, Maxwel Dalaba, Nathan Mensah, Lan Le My, Yadeta Bacha, Jemima Sumboh, Abraham Oduro, James Akazili & Fabrizio Tediosi
Background: The effect of number of health items on OOPs has been identified as a source of bias in measuring OOPs. Evidence comes mostly from cross-sectional comparison of different survey instruments to collect data on OOPs. Very few studies have attempted to validate these questionnaires, or distinguish bias arising from the comprehensiveness of the OOPs list versus specificity of OOPs questions. Objectives: This study aims to estimate biases arising from the specificity of OOPs questions...

Application of the gold standard direct observation tool to estimate hand hygiene compliance among healthcare providers in Dessie referral hospital, Northeast Ethiopia

Gashaw Tesfaye, Mesfin Gebrehiwot, Haileyesus Girma, Asmamaw Malede, Kefelegn Bayu & Metadel Adane
This study aims to assess hand hygiene compliance and associated factors among healthcare providers in Dessie referral hospital (Ethiopia) using the gold standard WHO’s observational checklist and self-administered questionnaire. Hand hygiene practices of 230 healthcare providers from ten hospital wards were observed over 24 hours period. The required numbers of sample were proportionally allocated among the different professions and wards. The overall observed hand hygiene compliance was only 17.6%. Hand hygiene training , availability of...

Prosopis invasion and management scenarios for Baringo County, Kenya

René Eschen, Ketema Bekele, Purity Rima Mbaabu, Charles Kilawe & Sandra Eckert
Climate change, land degradation and invasive alien species (IAS) threaten grassland ecosystems worldwide. IAS clearing and grassland restoration would help to reduce the negative effects of IAS, restore the original vegetation cover, and sustain livelihoods while contributing to climate change mitigation, but uncertain financial benefits to local stakeholders hamper such efforts. This study assessed where and when net financial benefit could be realised from Prosopis juliflora management and subsequent grassland restoration by combining ecological, social...

Application of the gold standard direct observation tool to estimate hand hygiene compliance among healthcare providers in Dessie referral hospital, Northeast Ethiopia

Gashaw Tesfaye, Mesfin Gebrehiwot, Haileyesus Girma, Asmamaw Malede, Kefelegn Bayu & Metadel Adane
This study aims to assess hand hygiene compliance and associated factors among healthcare providers in Dessie referral hospital (Ethiopia) using the gold standard WHO’s observational checklist and self-administered questionnaire. Hand hygiene practices of 230 healthcare providers from ten hospital wards were observed over 24 hours period. The required numbers of sample were proportionally allocated among the different professions and wards. The overall observed hand hygiene compliance was only 17.6%. Hand hygiene training , availability of...

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