Intervening to Improve Infant Health in Ghana
The purpose of the study is to understand how cooking might affect the health of pregnant women and their babies.
The goal of the research is to determine whether, interventions in decreasing exposure to smoke from cook stoves can bring about a significant change in the indoor air pollution levels and health of communities in Ghana.
Hypothesis 1. Use of improved cook stoves starting by the third trimester pregnancy will lead to a significant increase in average birth weight in newborns.
Hypothesis 2. Use of improved cook stoves will lead to a significant reduction in the rate of severe acute lower respiratory disease during the first six months of life.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
|Official Title:||Intervening to Improve Birth Weight and Infant Respiratory Health in Rural Ghana|
- Low birth weight [ Time Frame: Birth ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Acute lower respiratory disease [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||November 2012|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||September 2016|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||May 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Other: Cook stove
The cooking stove will reduce air emissions significantly in the home. It will be given to the mother in the third trimester.
|No Intervention: No cook stove|
|Contact: Darby Jack, PhDfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|United States, New York|
|Columbia University Medical Center||Not yet recruiting|
|New York, New York, United States, 10032|
|Contact: Darby Jack, PhD 212-305-1692 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator: Patrick Kinney, ScD|
|Sub-Investigator: Darby Jack, PhD|
|Kintampo Medical Research Center||Not yet recruiting|
|Principal Investigator: Seth Owusu-Agyei|
|Sub-Investigator: Kwaku P. Asante|
|Principal Investigator:||Patrick Kinney, ScD||Columbia University|