Diamond Dialogue method for the evaluation of personal well-being after a maternal health intervention in Lao PDR

Scopaz, Anna, Eckermann, Elizabeth and Clarke, Matthew 2012, Diamond Dialogue method for the evaluation of personal well-being after a maternal health intervention in Lao PDR, International journal of happiness and development, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 49-62.

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Title Diamond Dialogue method for the evaluation of personal well-being after a maternal health intervention in Lao PDR
Author(s) Scopaz, Anna
Eckermann, Elizabeth
Clarke, Matthew
Journal name International journal of happiness and development
Volume number 1
Issue number 1
Start page 49
End page 62
Total pages 14
Publisher Inderscience Publishers
Place of publication Geneva, Switzerland
Publication date 2012-11-01
ISSN 2049-2790
2049-2804
Keyword(s) well-being evaluation
development intervention
maternal health
Lao PDR
Laos
quality of life
personal well-being
non-literate communities
non-numerate communities
Diamond Dialogue
women
maternity waiting homes
health promotion
income generating centres
Silk Homes
Summary This paper follows the genesis of an evolving tool to measure the impact of development interventions on personal well-being in non-literate and non-numerate communities. The Diamond Dialogue was adapted to evaluate the impact on women of the establishment of 17 one stop maternity waiting home/health promotion/income generating centres (Silk Homes) in Southern Lao PDR. The tool elicited data not accessible by research methods which assume literacy and numeracy and revealed that 86% of women who used the Silk Homes experienced substantial improvements in quality of life. The Diamond Dialogue can be modified to assess the outcomes of development interventions in a myriad of contexts.
Language eng
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30050421

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