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Low Cost Interventions to Improve Adherence to Childhood Immunization Schedule

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00602056
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 28, 2008
Last Update Posted : January 28, 2008
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Brief Summary:
The objective of the study was to assess the effect of 1) redesigned immunization card, 2) center-based education to mothers, and 3) redesigned card with center-based education to mothers, provided at DPT1, on DPT3 completion in a randomized controlled trial at rural Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) centers in Karachi, Pakistan.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Childhood Immunization Completion Childhood Immunization Dropout Immunization Card Center Based Education Other: Redesigned immunization card Other: Center based education to mothers/caregivers Other: Redesigned immunization card with center based education to mother/caregivers Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 1506 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Low Cost Interventions to Improve Adherence to Childhood Immunization Schedule in a Low Literacy Population in Pakistan
Study Start Date : November 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2006

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1
Redesigned immunization card
Other: Redesigned immunization card
A low cost nad simplified redesigned immunization card

Experimental: 2
Center based education to mothers/caregivers
Other: Center based education to mothers/caregivers
A 2-3 minute center based education to mothers/caregivers

Experimental: 3
Redesigned immunization card with center based education to mothers/caregivers
Other: Redesigned immunization card with center based education to mother/caregivers
Redesigned immunization card with center based education to mother/caregivers

No Intervention: 4
Standard care only



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The study outcome in each study group was the immunization status categorized into "DPT3 completed" and "DPT3 not completed". [ Time Frame: 90 day follow-up after enrollment at DPT1 visit ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 365 Days   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All children visiting the selected EPI centers for DPT1 immunization

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Not residing in the same area for last six months.

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Locations
Pakistan
EPI immunization centers
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Hussain R Usman, MBBS, MS University of Alabama at Birmingham

Responsible Party: Dr. Hussain R. Usman/Doctoral Trainee, University of Alabama at Bormingham
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00602056     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: X050713007
X050713007
First Posted: January 28, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 28, 2008
Last Verified: January 2008

Keywords provided by University of Alabama at Birmingham:
Immunization dropout
Immunization card
Center based education

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Vaccines
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs