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Table 8 Performance indicators of acceptability of OTP service by caretakers (mothers) in Dehana District, Northern Ethiopia, 2020, n = 422

From: Evaluation of the outpatient therapeutic program for severe acute malnourished children aged 6–59 months implementation in Dehana District, Northern Ethiopia: a mixed-methods evaluation

Acceptability measuring indicators Ea Oa Wa Sa Aa JAa
Proportion of caretakers whose distances to receive the services are not too far 422 177 2.1 0.9 41.9 Poor
Proportion of caretakers whose access to transportation to the OTP site are fair 422 184 2.1 0.9 43.6 Poor
Proportion of caretakers who said the transportation fees to the OTP sites are fair 422 131 2.2 0.7 31.0 Poor
Proportion of caretakers who replied the schedule or working hours of the OTP sites are appropriate 422 402 2.1 2.0 95.2 Good
Proportion of caretakers who received instructions from the providers on how to feed the child and when to return for the next appointment 422 416 2.0 2.0 98.6 Good
Proportion of caretakers who spent reasonable amount of time to receive the services 422 331 2.2 1.7 78.4 Fair
Proportion of caretakers who received counseling about child nutrition and other things by providers upon their arrival 422 400 2.1 2.0 94.7 Good
Proportion of caretakers who liked discussion about child malnutrition 422 363 2.1 1.8 86.0 Good
Proportion of caretakers who were well informed about child malnutrition by health care provider 422 409 2.1 2.0 96.9 Good
Proportion of caretakers who had friendly approach with healthcare providers 422 407 2.0 1.9 96.5 Good
Proportion of children who did not face difficulty to feed RUTF for their child 422 202 2.3 1.1 47.8 Poor
Proportion of caretakers who did not recommend to share the RUTF with other family members 422 397 2.1 2.0 94.1 Good
Proportion of caretakers who aware selling or buying of RUTF from the market is impossible 422 395 2.2 2.1 93.6 Good
Proportion of caretakers who knew OTP services are important for uncomplicated SAM management 422 420 2.4 2.4 99.6 Good
Overall acceptability of OTP service by caretakers (mothers)    30.0 21.3 71.0 Fair
  1. aE Expected, O Observed, W Weight, S Score = (Observed X weight)/Expected), A Achievement in percentage = (S/W) * 100), JP Judgement Parameter