Monitoring and Evaluation Mechanism for Multi- Center Capacity Building Gestational Diabetes Program for Physicians in India

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Sharma, M. (2016). Monitoring and Evaluation Mechanism for Multi- Center Capacity Building Gestational Diabetes Program for Physicians in India. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, 8(1).


M and E for a program requires identification of indicators that measure inputs, process, outputs, and outcomes. The frequency of collecting information for these indicators will vary depending on the level of use, type of indicator as well as time interval over which we expect to see a change in that parameter. For effective M and E of CCGDM a list of indicators and parameters has been finalized. Following tools and techniques will be used for effective monitoring of CCGDM Cycle III.

1.Base line & End line Questionnaire: 
Baseline and End Line survey is employed to assess Knowledge Attitude Practices of GDM among participants. The questionnaire comprises of 20 MCQ’s pertaining to screening, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and management of GDM. Baseline was circulated to all enrolled participants during Module I session just before pre test. End Line questionnaire will be distributed to participants subsequent to completion of Module IV to ascertain the shift of knowledge before and after the course. The responses will be entered in an excel template and analyzed.
2. Monitoring Forms and Formats:
Standardized forms which help in capturing and collection of data in a systematic and uniform manner PAN India from all stakeholders. Five forms which were used in monitoring of CCGDM Cycle I were: Observers Checklist, Participant Feedback Form, Trainer Feedback Form, Participant Testimonial Form and Trainer Testimonial Form.
3. SMS Real Time Monitoring System: 
The SMS Real Time Monitoring System is a state of the art reporting mechanism which will allow the Observers to report on selected pre-defined parameters during the on-site monitoring of the contact sessions. Each parameter had a pre-defined code which was entered in SMS message and sent to the CCGDM Program Secretariat on a designated number. Each Observers mobile number has been registered with the system and a unique code was maintained throughout the tenure of the program. The Observers use this code developed for the parameters to construct the SMS, which when sent is collected at CCGDM Program Secretariat. This system in turn was allowing for meticulous and timely follow up by the management.
End Line Evaluation Survey:
The evaluation for CCGDM Cycle III will be conducted in the month of November 2015, following the completion of Module IV in October 2014. The evaluation will enable us to amalgamate the overall experiences of the participants during the program. It will also help us to measure the improvement in the knowledge and skills of all eligible participants of CCGDM Cycle II in the field of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus.
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