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Malawi SPA [message #4339] Sat, 09 May 2015 10:17 Go to next message
emilywj is currently offline  emilywj
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Hi,

Could I request a separate topic for SPA analyses, or did I miss it in the user forum? It would be nice to see other questions posted about SPA data management and analysis.

My question pertains to the Malawi SPA sick child observation. In the sick child observation, diagnosis #203 (digestive system) contains 5 response categories (A,B,C,X,Y) but the dataset contains 6 variables (A B C D X Y). Could you please help map the questionnaire response categories (question 203) to dataset variable oc203 --- specifically what is the D category in the dataset?

Thanks
Emily
Re: Malawi SPA [message #4340 is a reply to message #4339] Sat, 09 May 2015 10:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
emilywj is currently offline  emilywj
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Is there a SPA recode manual too, even if not an formal published ready-for-primetime version?
Re: Malawi SPA [message #4357 is a reply to message #4340] Tue, 12 May 2015 13:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
emilywj is currently offline  emilywj
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Here is another related question for Malawi SPA:

Question 214 in sick child consultation has response categories A-E, X, Y but the dataset variable oc214 contains variables A-L, X, Y. What are the extra variables in the dataset? Are there specific "other" categories that were coded in the dataset but do not appear as explicit response categories in the questionnaire?

Thanks
Emily
Re: Malawi SPA [message #4362 is a reply to message #4357] Wed, 13 May 2015 11:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Sarah-DHS is currently offline  Sarah-DHS
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Dear Emily,

Here is a response from Data Processing Specialists Rajendra Dangol & Claudia Marchena:
These are the new recoded value from other category during the data finalization.

OC203:

Value='A ';Diarrhoea
Value='B ';Dysentery
Value='C ';Amebiasis
Value='D ';Gastro Entiritis
Value='X ';Other digestive/ intestinal (specify)
Value='Y ';None of the above

OC214:

Value='A ';Vitamin A (May also be for vaccination)
Value='B ';Feeding solid foods
Value='C ';Feeding extra liquids
Value='D ';Feeding breast milk
Value='E ';Prescribed/ gave deworming tablets
Value='F ';Alemendazole
Value='G ';Calamine lotion
Value='H ';GV paimt
Value='I ';Nystatin
Value='J ';ORS
Value='K ';Promethazine
Value='L ';Tetracycline
Value='X ';Any other treatment (specify)
Value='Y ';None of the above

Additionally, they said the Malawi SPA documentation will be updated soon to include the variables with additional responses added.

Let us know if you have any additional questions,
Sarah-DHS
Re: Malawi SPA [message #4366 is a reply to message #4362] Thu, 14 May 2015 11:52 Go to previous message
emilywj is currently offline  emilywj
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Excellent thanks so much!
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