Health improvement for disadvantaged people in Nepal – an evaluation

Rana, R., Ghimire, R., Shah, M.B., Kumal, T., Whitley, E. and Baker, I.A. (2012) Health improvement for disadvantaged people in Nepal – an evaluation. BMC International Health and Human Rights, 12(20), (doi:10.1186/1472-698X-12-20)

[img]
Preview
Text
87492.pdf - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution.

278kB

Abstract

Background: An evaluation of progress with participatory approaches for improvement of health knowledge and health experiences of disadvantaged people in eight Districts of Eastern Nepal has been undertaken.<p></p> Methods: A random selection of Village Development Committees and households, within the eight Districts where participation and a Rights-based Approach had been promoted specifically by local NGOs were compared with similar villages and households in eight Districts where this approach had not been promoted. Information was sought by structured interview and observation by experienced enumerators from both groups of householders. Health knowledge and experiences were compared between the two sets of households. Adjustments were made for demographic confounders.<p></p> Results: Complete data sets were available for 628 of the 640 households. Health knowledge and experiences were low for both sets of households. However, health knowledge and experiences were greater in the participatory households compared with the non-participatory households. These differences remained after adjustment for confounders.<p></p> Conclusions: The study was designed to evaluate progress with participatory processes delivered by non-governmental organisations over a five year period. Improvements in health knowledge and experiences of disadvantaged people were demonstrated in a consistent and robust manner where interventions had taken place.<p></p>

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Whitley, Dr Elise
Authors: Rana, R., Ghimire, R., Shah, M.B., Kumal, T., Whitley, E., and Baker, I.A.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > MRC/CSO SPHSU
Journal Name:BMC International Health and Human Rights
Publisher:BioMed Central
ISSN:1472-698X
ISSN (Online):1472-698X
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2012 The Authors
First Published:First published in BMC International Health and Human Rights 12(20)
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

University Staff: Request a correction | Enlighten Editors: Update this record