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Table 1 Outcomes and methods of data collection for evaluation of the introduction of a simplified resuscitation protocol (Helping Babies Breathe) in a tertiary hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal

From: Implementing a simplified neonatal resuscitation protocol-helping babies breathe at birth (HBB) - at a tertiary level hospital in Nepal for an increased perinatal survival

  Variables Methods of data collection
Intervention process ▪ Knowledge level and in-training performance of health staff; knowledge of perinatal care practices, performance of resuscitation algorithm on Neonatalie® ▪ Pre-defined in-training observational protocols
  ▪ Attitudes and perceptions of perinatal health problems and HBB training. ▪ Knowledge assessment questionnaires
  ▪ The factors determining the performance of health worker ▪ Health workers survey
  ▪ The facilitative skills of the facilitator and group meeting ▪ Focus group discussions.
   ▪ Observation checklist
Healthcare process data ▪ Effects of resuscitation; APGAR score [3237] at 1, 5 and 10 minutes, saturation at 5 and 10 minutes (all newborns requiring resuscitation) ▪ Surveillance
  ▪ Risk factors for intra-partum related death; socioeconomic status, obstetric history, antenatal care attendance etc. (cases and referents) ▪ Case-referent interviews
  ▪ Performance of health staff at resuscitation; time to initiation, time to effective ventilation (all resuscitation situations) ▪ CCD camera evaluation
  ▪ Health status of baby after discharge ▪ Pulse-oximeter
   ▪ Follow up interviews with case and referent
Primary outcome ▪ Perinatal mortality ▪ Surveillance