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Table 3 Medicines management supervisor and district health officer characteristics

From: Article 2: Longitudinal study assessing the one-year effects of supervision performance assessment and recognition strategy (SPARS) to improve medicines management in Uganda health facilities

Characteristics No. %
MMS study total 148 100
Gender
 Male 124 84
 Female 24 16
Level
 District MMS 53 36
 Sub district MMS 95 64
Regions
 Central 31 21.0
 Western 56 37.8
 Eastern 41 27.7
 Northern 20 13.5
Facilities supervised
 1-10 81 54.7
 11-15 47 31.7
 16+ 20 13.6
Professional training
 Clinical officer 87 59
 Pharmacist/dispenser 15 10
 Nurse 36 24
 Supplies officer 10 7
MMS completing 2013 survey 111 75
Age group
 26-35 37 34
 36-45 46 42
 46+ 26 24
Highest level of education
 Secondary/diploma/other 92 83
 Bachelors/Master’s degree 19 17
Number of years of work experience
 0-9 45 40
 10+ 66 60
Frequency of meetings with DHO
 Monthly/weekly 60 54
 Quarterly/semi-annually 24 22
 Irregularly/other 27 24
Received feedback from DHO about MMS report
 No 16 15
 Yes 92 85
Sufficient time during visits to provide adequate supportive supervision
 No 38 35
 Yes 71 65
Health workers respond well to supervision
 Some of them 40 37
 Most/all of them 68 63