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Table 1 Data collection methods, respondents and thematic areas

From: Factors influencing the use of magnesium sulphate in pre-eclampsia/eclampsia management in health facilities in Northern Nigeria: a mixed methods study

Data Collection Instrument Respondents Thematic area
Quantitative
SP questionnaire 80 SPs, 40 in each state To obtain information on knowledge of PE/E and its management as well as current practices about PE/E management in the health facilities
Observational checklist 80 facilities, 40 in each state To assess the infrastructure and equipment that are available for management of PE/E at the health facilities; To explore availability of adequate manpower, drugs, equipment and infrastructure that are required to provide prompt and adequate treatment to patients with PE/E
Qualitative
In-depth interviews with facility managers 30, 15 in each state To obtain information from the managers of the health facilities in order to explore individual, organizational and community factors that are associated with the use of magnesium sulphate in the management of PE/E in the health facilities