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Table 3 Schedule of qualitative measurements and objectives

From: Evaluating a multicomponent social behaviour change communication strategy to reduce intimate partner violence among married couples: study protocol for a cluster randomized trial in Nepal

Audience Time Point Qualitative Approach Objectives
Couples in LDGs Prior to the commencement of programming, midpoint, program end line, and 18 month follow-up 18 In-depth interviews each measurement occasion To understand changes in knowledge, attitudes and behaviours, environmental facilitators and constraints to the couple exhibiting more gender equitable attitudes and behaviours, and the degree and impact of their activism within their community.
Family Members of LDG participants Prior to the commencement of programming and program endline 12 Focus group discussions each measurement occasion To understand changes in family-based norms on gender equity and intimate partner violence, and the impact of any project activities and couple-based activism they may have been exposed to.
Community Leaders 1st quarter of the project and 6 months thereafter 3 Focus group discussions each measurement occasion To examine changes in their attitudes on gender equity and intimate partner violence, community norms on gender equity and intimate partner violence, contextual factors that are occurring in the community, and the impact of the project at the community level.
Radio Listeners Quarterly IVR/SMS listener feedback analysis To examine change over time in community norms on gender equity and IPV.
LDG Members 1st month of programming, midpoint, and program end line 6 LDG groups followed over 3 time points To investigate change over time in attitudes and group norms on gender equity and IPV, and how the group process may facilitate these changes.