The following questions provide a guide for field-testing our videos at your home location.

Type of health worker:

Number of participants:

Years in practice or level of training:

Level of interest (high, medium, low):

Content of medical information:

  1. Do frontline providers find the topic useful?
  2. Do the videos accurately follow international standards of care? Does the information feel practical?
  3. Does the information flow well and build understanding?
  4. Did we gauge the level of knowledge accurately for frontline health workers:  not too basic, yet not too advanced?
  5. Was there any important information missing?
  6. Are there any other video topics within newborn and childbirth care that would be helpful for training?

Video production values:

  1. Are images clear (not dimly lit, out of focus, poorly conceived)?
  2. Are the close-ups helpful?
  3. Are all necessary steps captured?
  4. How was the length?  Too long, too short?
  5. How was the pace?  Too fast?  Too slow?
  6. Do the images do most of the teaching work?
  7. Is there anything confusing?   Disturbing?   Wrong?  Not believable?  Out of date?
  8. Are they easy to view and comprehensible on the small screen of a mobile device (if available)?
  9. Is the narration clear?
  10. Does the voice-over narration complement, but not distract from the visual information?
  11. Are illustrations and animation used effectively to add to understanding and help to show anatomy or procedures that would otherwise remain invisible?


  1. Were the videos filmed in a context that feels authentic to providers in low-resource settings?
  2. What do they feel about having people from other regions in the world; “that don’t look like themselves,” represented in the videos?
  3. Can they identify with the providers and patients appearing in the videos?

Summary of each video:

  1. Do health workers feel they could do the procedure or do it better due to watching the video?
  2. What did they learn as a result of watching this video?