Primary data for a cluster-randomised trial of community-led delivery of HIV self-testing in Malawi (HIV Self-Testing Africa [STAR]) - codebook

Permanent Identifier:

https://doi.org/10.17037/DATA.00001971

Description

The dataset was generated as part of a cluster-randomised trial, with group village heads as the unit of randomisation, of community-led delivery of HIV self-testing in Malawi. There are two datasets:

  1. Endline data that describes individual-level characteristics and outcomes reported in an endline survey,/li>
  2. Health facility data that details cluster-level antiretroviral therapy initiations collected post-intervention at health facilities, with corresponding population data. These data underpin the analysis of primary and secondary outcomes reported for the trial.

Health facility data

Variable name Variable Type Variable description Answer code Answer label
gvhid byte Cluster or group village head ID    
arm byte Study arm    
      CL-HIVST Community-led HIV self-testing arm
      SOC Standard of care arm
art_total float Number of total ART initiations    
art_p1 float ART initiations in the first 84 days post-intervention    
art_p2 float ART initiations in the last 84 days post-intervention    
pop float Cluster or group village head population    

Endline data

Variable name Variable Type Variable description Answer code Answer label
individ string Non-linked participant ID    
hhid string Non-linked household ID    
gvhid byte Cluster or group village head ID    
arm byte Study arm CL-HIVST Community-led HIV self-testing arm
      SOC Standard Of Care arm
extended byte Selected for extended module    
      Yes Yes
      No No
evertest byte Ever tested    
      Yes Yes
      No No
test3mths byte Tested in the last three months    
      Yes Yes
      No No
test12mths byte Tested in the last 12 months    
      Yes Yes
      No No
         
partdisc byte Mutual knowledge of HIV status with sexual partner    
      Yes Yes
      No No
      Blank Not provided
tasp_score float Knowledge of the preventive benefits of HIV treatment score. Low number indicates low number, high number indicates high knowledge.    
      5-25 Low to high knowledge
      Blank Not provided
stigmatest_score float HIV testing stigma score. A low number indicates low stigma & high number indicates high stigma.    
      3-18 Low to high stigma
      Blank Not provided
respsex byte Sex    
      Male Male
      Female Female
agegroup byte Age group    
      15-17 years  
      18-19 years  
      20-24 years  
      25-39 years  
      40-49 years  
      50+ years  
literate byte Literate    
      Yes  
      No  
      Blank Not provided
muslim byte Muslim    
      Muslim  
      Non-Muslim  
ethnic byte Ethnicity    
      Ngoni  
      Yao  
      Other  
srhealth byte Self-rated health status    
      Poor  
      Fair  
      Good  
      Very good  
      Blank Not provided