Knowledge of Benefits of Antenatal Care
English: % of [specify: girls aged 15-19 / 15-24 years / mothers / husbands] who can state two promoted benefits of pregnant women attending four antenatal checks in a health facility
French: % de [précisez le groupe cible] qui peuvent citer deux avantages promus pour les femmes enceintes qui reçoivent quatre contrôles prénatals dans un établissement de santé
Portuguese: % de [grupo-alvo] que conseguem dizer dois benefícios promovidos pelo projecto/programa resultantes de as mulheres grávidas fazerem quatro consultas pré-natais num posto de saúde
Czech: % [určete: dívek ve věku 15-19 / 15-24 let / matek / manželů] schopných uvést dva propagované přínosy absolvování čtyř předporodních prohlídek ve zdravotnickém zařízení
What is its purpose?
The indicator assesses the proportion of the target group’s members aware of at least two benefits of the recommended antenatal checks – one of the main pre-conditions for increasing the coverage of antenatal care.
How to Collect and Analyse the Required Data
Collect the following data by conducting individual interviews with a representative sample of your target population members:
RECOMMENDED SURVEY QUESTIONS (Q) AND POSSIBLE ANSWERS (A)
Q1: Do you think that there are any benefits of pregnant women going for at least four examinations to a local health facility during their pregnancy?
A1: yes / no
(ask the following questions only if the previous answer is YES)
Q2: What would you say are the most important benefits?
A2: multiple answers possible; pre-define the answer options based on the benefits your intervention promotes
Note: If less than two are stated, keep probing: “Are there any other benefits?”
To calculate the indicator’s value, divide the number of respondents who could state at least two promoted benefits by the total number of respondents. Multiply the result by 100 to convert it to a percentage.
Disaggregate the data by wealth and other relevant criteria.