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Year : 1993  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 118-121
Missed Opportunity Survey : Proxy Index For Community Participation



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Research question: Can the Missed opportunity Survey methodology be used to evaluate community participation in health programmes? Objectives: 1.To identity hospitals with daily outpatient attendance of at least 200 patients, 2. to apply the Missed Opportunity Survey tool to patients attending various clinics. 3. to evaluate its use in the evaluation of community participation in health programmes/services. Design: Cross-sectional study. Setting: Hospitals with a daily outpatient attendance of at least 200 patients in an urban area. Participants: Patients and attendants of patients attending the outpatient departments and willing to take part in the study, statistical Analysis: Chi square test. Results: The Missed opportunity survey tool showed a statistically significant better community participation to the immunization programme than the maternal & child Health Programme. It also demonstrated that participation in the Tuberculosis Control Programme compared well with the immunization programme. Conclusions: The Missed Opportunity Survey can be used as a surrogate tool for the evaluation of all health programmes.


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