Over the past several decades, a number of measures have been developed to assess complex concepts including quality of care (QoC) for family planning (FP) services, anticipated stigma, and gender and power. These measures may predict uptake of health services, contraceptive continuation, and other health-seeking behaviors. Use of these measures may be limited because they are often lengthy and have not undergone extensive assessments for reliability and validity. This brief provides an overview of the Evidence Project's validation of existing measures of QoC for FP and development of a new, shorter measure of QoC; design and validation of a measure of anticipated stigma; and creation of a database of existing measures of gender and power.
Evidence Project. 2020. "Innovating and validating measures of complex concepts," Learnings from the Evidence Project. Washington, DC: Population Council, The Evidence Project.
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