Iron Supplementation Among Adolescent Girls in India

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified January 2006 by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Identifier:
First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: September 6, 2006
Last verified: January 2006

This study will implement and evaluate a community-based intervention to distribute and promote consumption of weekly iron-folic acid supplements and to provide nutrition education to reduce the prevalence of iron deficiency anemia among adolescent girls in West Bengal, India.

Condition Intervention
Iron Deficiency Anemia
Drug: Iron-folic acid supplement

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Iron Supplementation Among Adolescent Girls in India

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Further study details as provided by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Prevalence of anemia after 1 year of intervention

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Knowledge of anemia
  • Practices regarding treatment and prevention of anemia
  • Knowledge of iron supplements
  • Practices regarding iron supplements
  • Dietary iron intake

Estimated Enrollment: 2800
Study Start Date: September 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2007

Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 19 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Girl 12-19 years of age
  • Resides in study area

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Does not reside in study area
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00198848

Contact: Michele L Dreyfuss, PhD, MPH 410-614-4760

Child In Need Institute Recruiting
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Contact: Laboni Jana, MS   
Sub-Investigator: Laboni Jana, MS         
Principal Investigator: Kaliprasad Pappu, MBBS, MPH         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Principal Investigator: Michele L Dreyfuss, PhD, MPH Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00198848     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H., S3433-23/23 (ASPH)
Study First Received: September 13, 2005
Last Updated: September 6, 2006
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health:
Iron deficiency anemia
Adolescent girls

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anemia, Iron-Deficiency
Deficiency Diseases
Anemia, Hypochromic
Hematologic Diseases
Iron Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Nutrition Disorders processed this record on August 27, 2015