A topic guide and consent form produced for a comparative qualitative study by the ZikaPLAN consortium investigating community perceptions of Zika virus prevention strategies in Brazil. The documents were used during face-to-face focus group discussions (FGDs) with women of reproductive age (18–49) and semi-structured interviews (SSIs) with male partners that were conducted in Jundiaí and Salvador between March and August 2017. The topic guide is comprised of 12 questions that cover three areas of enquiry: (1) perceptions and practices of mosquito control, (2) protecting oneself against mosquito bites, and (3) knowledge and perceptions of Zika virus.
The ZikaPLAN study collected qualitative data using focus group discussions and semi-structured interviews in Jundiaí and Salvador between March and August 2017.
Focus groups were held with women of reproductive age (18–49). Participants were purposively sampled and consented to participate in the study. The pregnancy status of women was not taken into account and a sociodemographic survey stratified participants by age (18–30 or 31–49 years). In Jundiaí, recruitment took place in outpatient departments at University Hospital, and data collection in faculty buildings and an NGO-run community centre. In Salvador, recruitment and data collection took place in two Primary Care Units.
Semi-structured interviews were conducted with male partners. In both cities, men were recruited through community stakeholders and interviewed at private residences.
All sessions were delivered in Brazilian Portuguese, with recordings being transcribed and translated into English for analysis.
Transcripts of focus group discussions and semi-structured interviews cannot be made available for confidentiality reasons. However, the study team can be contacted with questions related to the research.
Arboviruses, vector control, focus groups, Qualitative interviews, Brazil, Zika
March 2017 - August 2017
15 February 2021
|Project title||Funder||Grant number|
|ZikaPLAN - Zika Preparedness Latin American Network||H2020 European Research Council||734584|
|Given name||Family name||Faculty/Department||Institution||Role|
|Dani||Bancroft||Faculty of Public Health and Policy / Department of Public Health, Environments and Society||London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom||Researcher|
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health / Department of Disease Control
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases / Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
|London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom||Researcher|
|Robert||Jones||Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health / Department of Disease Control||London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom||Researcher, Primary contact|
|Eduardo||Massad||School of Medicine||Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil||Data collector|
|Jorge||Bernstein Iriat||Institute of Collective Health||Universidade Federal da Bahia, Canela, Salvador||Data collector|
|Raman||Preet||Faculty of Medicine, Deptartment of Epidemiology and Global Health||Umeå universitet, Umeå, Sweden||Researcher|
|John||Kinsman||Faculty of Medicine, Deptartment of Epidemiology and Global Health||Umeå universitet, Umeå, Sweden||Researcher|
|James||Logan||Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health / Department of Disease Control||London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom||Principal Investigator|