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Table 5 Video library program acceptability among women and men exposed to the video library in Balkh, Herat, and Kandahar provinces, Afghanistan, 2018

From: Feasibility and acceptability of a video library tool to support community health worker counseling in rural Afghan districts: a cross-sectional assessment

Acceptability indicator Province (%)
Women Men
Balkh (n = 95) Herat (n = 113) Kandahar (n = 23) Balkh (n = 13) Herat (n = 19) Kandahar (n = 26)
Liked getting health information from videos shown by CHWs on tablets
 Very much 96.8 94.7 100.0 92.3 89.5 84.6
 Somewhat 2.1 2.7 0.0 7.7 5.3 11.5
 Not at all 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
 Refused 0.0 2.7 0.0 0.0 5.3 3.8
Most liked topics (among those who had viewed > 1 video)a
  (n = 55) (n = 99) (n = 21) (n = 12) (n = 14) (n = 10)
 Liked all topics 40.0 35.4 9.5 0.0 21.4 10.0
 Breastfeeding 10.9 19.2 23.8 50.0 21.4 10.0
 Child vaccinations 18.2 12.1 23.8 16.7 21.4 20.0
 Child health (general) 9.1 2.0 28.6 16.7 14.3 20.0
 Pregnancy/care during pregnancy 7.3 21.2 9.5 16.7 14.3 0.0
 Newborn care (e.g., chlorhexidine gel) 7.3 12.1 4.8 16.7 14.3 0.0
 Birth spacing/FP 5.5 1.0 23.8 0.0 21.4 0.0
 Birth/delivery (including PPH) 5.5 12.1 14.3 33.3 14.3 20.0
 Handwashing/hygiene 0.0 5.1 9.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
 Early marriage risks 3.6 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
 Maternal health, including importance of access to health services 0.0 0.0 33.3 8.3 7.1 50.0
 Does not remember/does not know 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.1 0.0
Aspect respondent liked least about video(s)a
 Did not dislike anything 78.9 66.4 65.2 76.9 73.7 65.4
 FP/birth spacing topics or
discussion
0.0 1.0 13.0 15.4 0.0 3.8
 CHWs home/health post was crowded 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
 Poor behavior of women in videos (offensive) 0.0 0.0 17.4 0.0 0.0 0.0
 Respondent did not understand videos 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
 Delivery at home 0.0 0.0 4.3 0.0 0.0 0.0
 Early marriage 0.0 0.0 4.3 0.0 0.0 3.8
 Don’t know/doesn’t remember 9.5 19.5 0.0 0.0 26.3 11.5
 Other 0.0 0.0 8.7 7.7 0.0 3.8
 No response 6.3 13.3 4.3 0.0 0.0 11.5
Usefulness of post-video discussion
 Very useful 95.1 100.0 100.0 91.7 92.9 81.8
 Somewhat useful 4.9 0.0 0.0 8.3 7.1 18.2
  1. aPercentages do not add to 100; multiple responses possible