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Title: Kenya (2012-2013) Qualitative Study on Barriers to Net Use among Most at Risk Populations in Kenya. Round 1      
dateReleased:
08-26-2014
downloadURL: http://hdl.handle.net/1902.1/21665
ID:
hdl:1902.1/21665
description:
Background Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs) have been delivered to households in Kenya through a variety of distribution systems including the public and private sectors. Preliminary insights from an evaluation of the 2011 mass LLIN distribution show, however, that increases in net ownership were not replicated in net usage among children under five or pregnant women. While existing literature extensively describes factors prohibiting bed net use, a comprehensive understanding of mediating factors (including decision making processes) in selected populations in Kenya would build on the evidence base for strategic social and behavior change communication (SBCC) communication towards overcoming barriers with potential benefits of improving usage among vulnerable populations. This report describes the findings of a collaborative qualitative study by Population Services International Kenya and the Division of Malaria Control to develop a better understanding of the factors associated with and barriers to net use among vulnerable populations in selected communities in Kenya. Methodology This exploratory qualitative study was conducted in purposively selected ethnically mixed urban and rural communities, among beneficiaries of the 2011 mass net distribution campaign in the malaria endemic (Nyanza) and epidemic (western Kenya) areas. Insight fro m desk review informed development of data collection instruments. In-depth interviews, focus group discussions, vignettes, and observation were used to collect data from men and women 18-49 years of age, both users and non-users of nets. Data was collected by same sex interviewers, and age and sex homogeneity was observed in group discussions. Participants were classified into two age groups; 18-26 and 27- 49 years, to ease both the setting up of focus group discussions and analytical review of the data. Participant inclusion was purposive, informed by the maximum variation technique in order to attain maximal insight through a diverse representation of the study population.
description:
Consultant, 2014, "Kenya (2012-2013) Qualitative Study on Barriers to Net Use among Most at Risk Populations in Kenya. Round 1", http://hdl.handle.net/1902.1/21665, Harvard Dataverse, V3
name:
Consultant
homePage: http://www.harvard.edu/
name:
Harvard University
ID:
SCR:011273
abbreviation:
DataVerse
homePage: http://thedata.org/
name:
Dataverse Network Project
ID:
SCR:001997