Learner Treatment Kit (school-based malaria diagnosis and treatment in southern Malawi): Study data and support materials

Halliday, K, Witek-mcmanus, S, Opondo, C, Mtali, A, Allen, E, Bauleni, A, Ndau, S, Phondiwa, E, Ali, D, Kachigunda, V, Sande, J, Verney, A, Chimuna, T, Melody, D, Moestue, H, Roschnik, N, Brooker, S and Mathanga, D. 2017. Learner Treatment Kit (school-based malaria diagnosis and treatment in southern Malawi): Study data and support materials. [Online]. London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom. Available from: https://doi.org/10.17037/DATA.203.

Halliday, K, Witek-mcmanus, S, Opondo, C, Mtali, A, Allen, E, Bauleni, A, Ndau, S, Phondiwa, E, Ali, D, Kachigunda, V, Sande, J, Verney, A, Chimuna, T, Melody, D, Moestue, H, Roschnik, N, Brooker, S and Mathanga, D. Learner Treatment Kit (school-based malaria diagnosis and treatment in southern Malawi): Study data and support materials. [Internet] LSHTM Data Compass. London, United Kingdom: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; 2017. Available from: https://doi.org/10.17037/DATA.203.

Halliday, K, Witek-mcmanus, S, Opondo, C, Mtali, A, Allen, E, Bauleni, A, Ndau, S, Phondiwa, E, Ali, D, Kachigunda, V, Sande, J, Verney, A, Chimuna, T, Melody, D, Moestue, H, Roschnik, N, Brooker, S and Mathanga, D (2017). Learner Treatment Kit (school-based malaria diagnosis and treatment in southern Malawi): Study data and support materials. [Data Collection]. London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom. https://doi.org/10.17037/DATA.203.

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Description of data capture Teacher-recorded daily attendance: Full enrolment lists for each school were collected by the study team, compiled as master enrolment lists and used to populate class registers. These were distributed to teachers in five-week periods and were then completed daily for each child. Spotcheck-observed attendance: Unannounced visits to each school was conducted by a study enumerator at least once a term. Using the master enrolment lists, every child’s name in classes 2, 4 and 6 was read out and their presence or absence documented. Child-reported wellbeing: Using the master enrolment lists, charts were prepared listing every child in the class. These were placed on the relevant classroom wall and on set days children were required to draw a happy, neutral or sad face depending on whether they felt well, average or ill on the day. Parent-reported attendance: During interviews at the endline survey, parents were asked how many days of school their child had missed the last time they were ill. Clinical outcomes (malaria parasitameia, anaemia): At baseline and endline, a finger-prick sample of blood was used to assess haemoglobin concentration and to prepare a thin and thick blood film for confirmation and quantification of malaria parasites on the basis of expert microscopy. Education outcomes (literacy, numeracy & sustained attention): Children were assessed using age appropriate tests of literacy and numeracy (baseline and endline) and sustained attention (baseline only). Household & school-level data: Caregivers of study children were interviewed regarding their family size, ownership of possessions, education level, and bed net use by themselves and their children. Interviews were conducted with the head teacher of each school to ascertain school size, enrolment, and school health programmes such as school-feeding or deworming. Health seeking behaviour: Caregivers of study children were interviewed regarding usual and recent health seeking behaviour for their child during questionnaires administered at the endline survey. Treatment consultations: Treatment registers were distributed to all LTK dispensers in the intervention schools. Every child reporting to the dispenser was recorded in the treatment register with details of child seeking care, symptoms reported or observed, and action taken by the LTK dispenser.
Data capture method Experiment: Field Intervention, Field observation, Questionnaire: Fixed form, Physical measurements and tests, Measurements and tests: Educational
Data Collection Period
FromTo
April 2011March 2015
Date (Completed) 28 July 2017
Geographical area covered
North LatitudeEast LongitudeSouth LatitudeWest Longitude
-15.4235.4801-15.665835.2137
Language(s) of written materials English
Data Creators Halliday, K, Witek-mcmanus, S, Opondo, C, Mtali, A, Allen, E, Bauleni, A, Ndau, S, Phondiwa, E, Ali, D, Kachigunda, V, Sande, J, Verney, A, Chimuna, T, Melody, D, Moestue, H, Roschnik, N, Brooker, S and Mathanga, D
Associated roles Halliday, K (Principal Investigator), Witek-McManus, S (Project Leader), Opondo, C (Other), Mtali, A (Project Manager), Allen, E (Other), Bauleni, A (Data Manager), Ndau, S (Project Member), Phondiwa, E (Project Member), Ali, D (Project Member), Kachigunda, V (Project Member), Sande, J (Co-Investigator), Verney, A (Researcher), Chimuna, T (Project Member), Melody, D (Project Member), Moestue, H (Project Member), Roschnik, N (Co-Investigator), Brooker, S (Co-Investigator), Mathanga, D (Principal Investigator), Mphwatiwa, T (Researcher), Sande, L (Researcher), Jones, R (Other), Mwenda, R (Project Member), Mazinga, C (Project Member) and Jawati, M (Project Member)
LSHTM Faculty/Department Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Medical Statistics
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Disease Control
Participating Institutions London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom, Malaria Alert Centre, College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Save the Children International, Malawi, National Malaria Control Programme, Ministry of Health, Malawi, Department of School Health, Nutrition, HIV & AIDS, Ministry of Education, Science & Technology, Malawi, Health Technical Support Services – Diagnostics, Ministry of Health, Malawi, Save the Children, United States of America
Funders
ProjectFunderGrant NumberFunder URI
School-based Programme of Malaria Diagnosis and Treatment in Southern MalawiUNSPECIFIEDOW4.1050UNSPECIFIED
UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Depositor Charles Opondo
Date Deposited 30 Jun 2017 16:20
Last Modified 09 Feb 2018 10:20
Publisher London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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