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Table 1 Overview of methods and study participants

From: Enabling and hindering factors of health surveillance assistants’ roles in the provision of contraceptive services in Mangochi, Malawi

MethodStudy participantsNumber of participants and specifications
SSIsWomen (15–49 years)1 unmarried using contraceptives
1 married stopped using contraceptives
1 unmarried stopped using contraceptives
2 married never used contraceptives
1 unmarried never used contraceptives
Men2 married from Yao and Chewa tribe
HSAs2 trained male HSAs, government facilities
2 trained female HSAs, government facilities
1 trained female HSA, CHAM facility
CMAs3, from each of the 3 TAs
CBDAs1, from one of the 3 TAs
FGDsFemale community members3 FGDs, unmarried 15–18 yrs. (1 from each TA); 20 participants
3 FGDs, married 19+ yrs. (1 from each TA); 22 participants
Male community members1 FGD, unmarried 15–18 yrs.; 7 participants
3 FGDs of married 19+ yrs.; 22 participants
HSAs3 FGDs (1 from each TAs); 18 participants
KIIsCommunity Level2 traditional leaders (TAs)
3 religious leaders (1 Muslim, 1 Catholic and 1 Christian other)
3 AEHOs (1 from each of the TAs)
1 representatives of a safe motherhood group
1 female initiator
District Level1 representative from the environmental health department
1 representative from the nursing department
1 family planning coordinator
1 NGO representative
National level1 representative of in the Reproductive Health Unit
1 representative of the Community Health Section
1 representative of the White Ribbon Alliance