Title

Formative Research for the Development of an Eye Health Strategic Planning and Evaluation Framework and a Checklist: A Health Systems Approach

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-12-2019

JOURNAL

The International Journal of Health Planning and Management

VOLUME NUMBER

34

ISSUE NUMBER

2

PAGE NUMBERS

e1356-e1375

ISSN

1099-1751

Embargo Period

10-19-2020

ANZSRC / FoR Code

111301 Ophthalmology| 111716 Preventive Medicine| 111717 Primary Health Care

Avondale Research Centre

Lifestyle Research Centre

Abstract

This formative research process aimed to develop an Eye Health Strategic Planning and Evaluation Framework and indicator Checklist. The research process utilized a multi‐phased multiple methods approach including literature review, initial expert review (n = 27), findings from a Cambodian Avoidable Blindness Initiative demonstration project (2009‐2012), observation and analysis of four rural sites of the Indian LV Prasad Eye Institute Pyramid Model (n = 21), and finally, a critique by Cambodian government eye health professionals/staff (n = 15), health center staff and community representatives (n = 77) and patients (n = 62). Results from three Cambodian population‐based surveys (KAP n = 599, patient follow‐up n = 354, and RAAB 4650) also informed the development of the Framework and the Checklist. The Framework domains include: situation analysis, determinants of accessibility, service delivery systems, operation systems, networks and linkages, outcomes, and impact. Domains were subdivided into 59 components. The Checklist consists of 253 indicator items. The Eye Health Strategic Planning and Evaluation Framework and the Checklist can assist policy makers, program planners, and evaluators to develop a comprehensive whole of systems approach to eye health care to improve coverage and utilization of services.

Link to publisher version (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1002/hpm.2784

Peer Review

Before publication

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