The project attempted to validate five indicators for community participation in Primary Health Care (PHC): representation, contribution, access to information, behavior towards PHC, and behavior towards PHC personnel. Results showed that the degree of participation in PHC activities is greater in urban communities than in rural. Although properly motivated to support PHC activities, the communities hardly had any means to extend monetary assistance. Majority of the respondents had favorable attitudes towards PHC but there is a need for continuous education and motivation. PHC personnel are accepted by the communities.
The main objectives of the research is to validate indicators for community participation in primary health care. Specifically, it aims to: 1) categorize community participation indicators at different levels of primary health care implementation, and 2) validate community participation indicators in rural and urban pilot areas at different levels of program management in primary health care.
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