They facilitate an understanding of the way in which context mediates the influence of program and project interventions. While case study designs are often adopted to describe or depict program processes, their capacity to illuminate depth and detail can also contribute to an understanding of the mechanisms responsible for program outcomes. The literature on case study is impressive, but there remains tension in perspectives about what constitutes good case study practice in evaluation. This leads to substantive differences in the way case study is conceived and practiced within the evaluation profession. This workshop aims to disentangle the discussions and debates, and highlight the central principles critical to effective case study practice and reporting.
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Aims: To describe the process of implementation, the barriers and facilitating factors, and to evaluate the process indicators of the MHCP. Method: A case study design that combined qualitative and quantitative methods based on a programme theory of change ToC was used and included: a district-, community- and health-facility profiles; b monthly implementation logs; c pre- and post-training evaluation; d out-patient clinical data and e qualitative interviews with patients and caregivers. Major barriers included frequent transfer of trained health workers, lack of confidential space for consultation, no mental health supervision in the existing system, and stigma. Involvement of Ministry of Health, procurement of new psychotropic medicines through PRIME, motivation of health workers and the development of a new supervision system were key facilitating factors. Conclusions: Effective implementation of mental health services in primary care settings require interventions to increase demand for services and to ensure there is clinical supervision for health workers, private rooms for consultations, a separate cadre of psychosocial workers and a regular supply of psychotropic medicines.
Mixed methods study
As a rule, NSF grantees are expected to submit a final report when the evaluation has been completed. For the evaluator, this is seen as the primary reporting task, which provides the opportunity to depict in detail the rich qualitative and quantitative information obtained from the various study activities. In addition to the contracting agency, most evaluations have other audiences as well, such as previously identified stakeholders, other policymakers, and researchers. For these audiences, whose interest may be limited to a few of the topics covered in the full report, shorter summaries, oral briefings, conference presentations, or workshops may be more appropriate. Oral briefings allow the sharing of key findings and recommendations with those decisionmakers who lack the time to carefully review a voluminous report.
Purpose: Two-thirds of the people with multiple sclerosis pwMS experience pain. Medications provide minimal relief, and current non-pharmacological interventions lack a clear conceptualization of MS pain. This study explored the potential efficacy of a telephone-supported hybrid cognitive behavior therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy self-management intervention for pwMS based on an empirically supported model of MS pain using a replicated single-case series design. Methods: Seven pwMS with varied demographic and disease characteristics completed the 8-week home-based program alongside 3 hours of telephone support.