Antenatal counseling in maternal and newborn care: use of job aids to improve health worker performance and maternal understanding in Benin

This study uses implementation research to assess quality of counseling provided to pregnant women and the impact of a job aids-focused intervention consisting of training, organizational change, and field support on provider communication and, in turn, maternal understanding. The study hypothesized that the quality of job aid-supported counseling would be better than that of counseling which was not supported, and that better counseling would yield higher levels of maternal understanding.

Publication Date 
November 2010
Authors 
Larissa Jennings, André Sourou Yebadokpo, Jean Affo and Marthe Agbogbe
Resource Type 
Publications
Peer-reviewed Journal Articles