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Table 1 Planned covariate adjustment for covariate-adjusted analyses

From: Evaluating the impact of Marie Stopes International’s digital family planning counselling application on the uptake of long-acting and permanent methods of contraception in Vietnam and Ethiopia: a study protocol for a multi-country cluster randomised controlled trial

Outcome Covariates adjusted for
Primary (LAPM uptake among FP switchers and adopters) 1–8
Proportion of clients recommended a LAPM by their provider 1–8
How well clients felt providers listened to their needs 1–8
How relevant clients felt the method(s) recommended by providers were to their needs 1–8
How well clients felt they understood the potential side effects of their chosen method 1–3, 5–6, 8
How clients felt about the amount of information given to them during counselling sessions 1–8
How clients felt about the length of their counselling sessions 1–8
How clients rated their experience of receiving counselling 1–7
Proportion of adopters or switchers who chose a LAPM following their FP counselling session and reported still using the same method at 4 months 1–9
Proportion of adopters or switchers who chose a LAPM following their FP counselling session and who report that they plan to continue using their current method 1–9
Proportion of clients who chose any short-acting FP method following their FP counselling and reported still using the same method at 4 months 1–9
Proportion of clients who chose any short-acting FP method following their FP counselling and who report that they plan to continue using their current method 1–9
How clients rated their overall satisfaction with the FP method they received following their FP counselling at 4 months 1–8
  1. FP family planning, LAPM long-acting or permanent method of contraception, MSI Marie Stopes International
  2. Covariates: (1) country (Ethiopia or Vietnam), (2) client age, (3) client education level (none, primary, secondary, college or higher), (4) marital status (single or no regular partner, regular partner, married, divorced or separated, refused to say), (5) FP intentions (trying to become pregnant now or within 1 year, aiming to become pregnant within 2+ years, do not want any or anymore children or do not know), (6) current FP usage (currently use LAPM, currently use short-acting or natural method or unsure what method, not currently using any FP method or have never used any FP method), (7) reason for visiting MSI clinic (seeking FP health care, seeking abortion health care or seeking other health care), (8) overall initial rating of FP counselling experience (1–5, where 1 is “bad” and 5 is “good”), (9) overall rating at 4 months of satisfaction with the method received (1–5, where 1 is “bad” and 5 is “good”)