Demographic and Health Survey Phase 8 (DHS-8): Use of Family Planning Resources

The Demographic and Health Survey Phase 8 (DHS-8): Use of Family Planning Resources includes 7 items from the Women's Questionnaire measuring individual access to family planning resources. Different aspects captured include the respondent’s knowledge of family planning methods and locations, exposure to informational resources regarding family planning, and the use of healthcare facilities. Navigational aspects (i.e. skip-out patterns and next question sequences) have not been included on this page but can be viewed on the original questionnaire located here.

Multi-Country

ITEMS:

 1. At that time, were you told about other methods of family planning that you could use?
 2. At that time, were you told that you could switch to another method if you wanted to or needed to?
 3. Do you know of a place where you can obtain a method of family planning?
 4. In the last 12 months, were you visited by a fieldworker?
 5. Did the fieldworker talk to you about family planning?
 6. If yes to living with children: a) In the last 12 months, have you visited a health facility for care for yourself or your children?
If no to living with children: b.) In the last 12 months, have you visited a health facility for care for yourself?
 7. Did any staff member at the health facility speak to you about family planning methods?

Response Options:
Yes
No

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

Afghanistan
Angola
Burkina Faso
Cambodia
Cameroon
Cote d'Ivoire
Ethiopia
Ghana
Guatemala
Guinea
Kenya
Madagascar
Mozambique
Myanmar (Burma)
Nepal
Rwanda
Senegal
The Gambia
Zimbabwe

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents
Adults

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Scoring Procedures:

Not Applicable

PRIMARY CITATION:

Demographic and Health Surveys (2019). Demographic and Health Surveys: Women's Questionnaire. https://dhsprogram.com/publications/publication-DHSQ8-DHS-Questionnaires-and-Manuals.cfm

Pyschometric Score:

FORMATIVE RESEARCH

 Qualitative Research

 Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework

 Field Expert Input

 Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

RELIABILITY

 Internal

 Test-retest

 Interrater

VALIDITY

 Content

 Face

 Criterion (gold-standard)

 Construct

Psychometric Scoring

NO
Total Score: 0.00/10 Points (NO DATA) 

Citation Frequency

No

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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