Demographic and Health Survey Phase 8 (DHS-8): Decision-Making About Health Care

The Demographic and Health Survey Phase 8 (DHS-8): Decision-Making About Health Care includes 5 items from the Women's Questionnaire measuring who in the family makes decisions about seeking healthcare and the obstacles women may face when doing so. 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 woman’s questionnaire located here.

Short Measure Multi-Country

ITEMS:

 1. Who usually makes decisions about health care for yourself: you, your (husband/partner), you and your (husband/partner) jointly, or someone else?

Response Options:
Respondent
Husband/partner
Respondent and husband/partner jointly
Someone else
Other

Many different factors can prevent women from getting medical advice or treatment for themselves. When you are sick and want to get medical advice or treatment, is each of the following a big problem or not a big problem:

 2. Getting permission to go to the doctor?
 3. Getting money needed for advice or treatment?
 4. The distance to the health facility?
 5. Not wanting to go alone?

Response Options:
Big problem
Not a big problem

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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