Demographic and Health Survey Phase 8 (DHS-8): Menstrual Hygiene and Privacy

The Demographic and Health Survey Phase 8 (DHS-8): Menstrual Hygiene and Privacy includes 2 items from the Women's Questionnaire to assess how to respondent manages menstruation. Aspects captured here include the type of material used during menstruation (e.g., tampons, pads, nothing, etc.) and whether the woman had privacy when washing and changing menstruation materials during menstruation. 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 women’s questionnaire located here.

Short Measure Multi-Country

ITEMS:

1.During your last menstrual period, what did you use to collect or absorb your menstrual blood? Anything else?

Response Options:
Reusable sanitary pads
Disposable sanitary pads
Tampons
Menstrual cup
Cloth
Toilet paper
Cotton wool
Underwear only
Other (specify)
Nothing

2.During your last menstrual period, were you able to wash and change in privacy while at home?

Response Options:
Yes
No
Away from home during last menstrual period

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

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