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Table 4 Survey questionnaire modules

From: Improving child nutrition and development through community-based childcare centres in Malawi – The NEEP-IE study: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Questionnaire Module Description
CBCC Location and access Identification, location
  Infrastructure Physical infrastructure, including learning space, water and sanitation, cooking and storage facilities
  Staff Staff roster, education and training
  Curriculum and services Quality of CBCC activities and related services
  Caregivers health and nutrition knowledge Knowledge related to optimal infant and young childcare and feeding practices
  Health and hygiene practices Health and hygiene practices of CBCC staff
  Meal provision Meal quality, portion sizes, meal planning, management and distribution
  Food procurement List of food procured/sourced by the CBCC
  Garden land Land used by CBCCs, including ownership and use, size of the plot, crops planted, input and labour for each plot
  Garden production Crop production and use
  Garden sales Crop sales, volumes and prices
  Food storage Food storage infrastructure and practices
Household Roster Listing of demographic characteristics of household members
  Dwelling characteristics and assets Basic features of the household’s primary dwelling place, including infrastructure, access to water and electricity
  Assets Assets owned (by men and women separately)
  Land Land owned and used by household’s women and men, including ownership and use, size of plot, crops planted, labour for each plot
  Agricultural production Crop production and use
  Agricultural marketing Crop sales, volumes, prices,
  Agricultural storage Storage volumes and management
  Farm investments On-farm investments and labour
  Farming practices Pre- and post-harvest practices
  Livestock Livestock holdings, revenue and costs, women ownership
  Employment and business enterprise Non-farm sources of income (including employment), costs, male and female members
  Shocks Unexpected events that may have influenced household’s wellbeing and responses taken by household
  Food security Household vulnerability with respect to food frequency
  Food expenditures Food expenditures and quantities consumed at household level
  Non-food expenditures Expenditures on household items, clothing and personal expenditures over the last month
Caregiver Caregiver’s health and hygiene Health- and hygiene-related questions
  Caregiver’s health and nutrition knowledge Knowledge related to optimal infant and young childcare and feeding practices
  Caregivers IYCF practices Infant and child feeding practices
  Childcare practices Childcare practices, including support for learning and stimulation
  Women’s time allocation Women’s use of time, perceptions on women’s time use
Child Child health Child immunisation history and health-related questions
  Dietary assessment Interactive 24-h recall on food intake for children aged 3–5 years
  Anthropometry Physical measurements of all children and their parents
  Development MDAT scores (fine and gross motor, language and social domains)
  1. CBCC community-based childcare centre, IYCF Infant and Young Child Feeding, MDAT Malawi Development Assessment Tool