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Table 1 Overview of Study Aims and Research Questions

From: Lessons learned evaluating the baby friendly spaces program for south Sudanese refugees in Gambella, Ethiopia: strengthening research and programmatic partnerships to address maternal and child health and psychosocial needs in humanitarian emergencies

Aims (A) Research Questions (RQ)
A1. Explore the uptake, acceptability and participation of women in the Baby Friendly Spaces (BFS) program. RQ1. What are the perceived needs of South Sudanese mothers of young children (under age 2) in the BFS catchment area?
RQ2. What are the characteristics of women who attend the BFS program, and each activity within the BFS program?
RQ3. What activities are the most acceptable and useful to women? What activities are missing or not useful?
RQ4. What are the reasons for program drop out or choosing to not-participate, and how do these women differ from those in the program?
A2. Explore the needs and experiences of staff delivering the BFS program. RQ1. What are the staff’s experiences of delivering the BFS program (recruitment, content and monitoring and process evaluation), including challenges and solutions generated?
RQ2. What are the needs of BFS staff to be supported in delivering the program effectively?
RQ3. To what extent is the program being delivered with fidelity?
A3. Assess whether and how participation in BFS activities is associated with improved maternal and child outcomes. RQ1. What are the overall patterns of health and wellbeing among women who enroll in BFS?
RQ2. How do these outcomes vary by participation in activities and/or participant characteristics (demographics, baseline problems, etc.)?