Disabled People's Organisations increase access to services and improve well-being: evidence from a cluster randomized trial in North India
Nathan John Grills, Monsurul Hoq, Chun-Ping Pam Wong, Komal Allagh, Lawrence Singh, Fairlene Soji, GVS Murthy
BMC PUBLIC HEALTH | BMC | Published : 2020
BACKGROUND: Disabled People's Organisations (DPOs) are the mainstay of disability responses worldwide. Yet there is no quantitative data assessing their effectiveness in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs). The aim of this study was to measure the effectiveness of DPOs as a low-cost intervention to improve well-being and access to services and facilities for people with disabilities. METHODS: We undertook a cluster randomised intervention control trial across 39 distinct rural villages in Uttarakhand State, North India. A total of 527 participants were included from 39 villages: 302 people from 20 villages were assigned to the intervention arm and 225 from 19 villages were assigned to th..View full abstract
The funding body was CBM India Trust. They were not involved in the study design, data collection or implementation. The small amount of funding did limit the eligible clusters for inclusion. They do not use grant numbers.