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Table 3 Summary of cost estimates of complete WINGS intervention, per cohort of six women

From: The cost-effectiveness of the WINGS intervention: a program to prevent HIV and sexually transmitted diseases among high-risk urban women

Item Cost Description of cost calculations Source
Facility rent $381 1.5 months at $169 per month (25% usage of $677 per-month room, including utilities), multiplied by 1.5 to include miscellaneous costs survey
Facilitator salary and benefits $660 $16 per hour (including fringe benefits), 20.5 hours per facilitator per cohort (6 sessions of 3.4 hours including 0.9 hours prep time per session), two facilitators per cohort survey, budget
Facilitator training $61 1.25 hours per facilitator ($16 per hour) per cohort (20 hours overall training, divided by 16 cohorts), multiplied by 1.5 to include indirect costs, two facilitators per cohort survey, budget
Recruitment $208 $176 staff time (hours and wages varied across sites) and $32 supplies (flyers, ads, letters) survey, budget
Incentive payments $649 $18 per participant per session, 6 sessions survey
Client transportation/meals $260 $7.23 per participant per session, 6 sessions survey
Senior staff time for quality assurance $110 $18 per participant Holtgrave and Kelly [13]
Course materials $159 includes male and female condom models, condoms, printed materials survey, advertised prices
Child care $252 Half of the women (or, 3 women per session) required 2.5 hours of childcare per session, at $5.60 per hour, six sessions Holtgrave and Kelly [13]
Total $2,739   
  1. Notes: Costs are expressed in 1996 US$. Based on these estimated costs per cohort of six, the cost of the complete intervention per person was $456. The estimated cost of the condom use skills component was $1,158 per cohort of six, or $193 per participant. The described calculations might not exactly match the cost column due to rounding. In the source column, "survey" indicates the information was based on survey of WINGS principal investigators and "budget" indicates the information was based on budget proposals submitted by WINGS principal investigators.