Vitamin D During Pregnancy

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 2, 2012
Last Update Posted : July 28, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hadassah Medical Organization

Brief Summary:
Vitamin D insufficiency is common globally. Pregnant women, who need an increased supply of this vitamin for the proper development of the fetus, are a significant risk group. The purpose of this study is to examine which factors - education, knowledge from non-professional sources, recommendations from medical staff - influence the use of vitamin D among pregnant women in light of the lack of a clear health policy, and to help formulating guidelines for a new health policy with specific recommendations for vitamin D dosage in pregnancy.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Vitamin D Deficiency Other: completion of a questionnaire Other: Blood draw

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 764 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Evaluation of the Influence of Education, Knowledge and Existing Guidelines on the Consumption of Vitamin D During Pregnancy.
Study Start Date : May 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2015

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MedlinePlus related topics: Vitamin D
Drug Information available for: Vitamin D
U.S. FDA Resources

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Pregnant or newly post partum women Other: completion of a questionnaire
Completion of a questionnaire
Other: Blood draw
A subset of 100 women will have a blood test to measure Vitamin D levels
family practice physicians and obstetricians Other: completion of a questionnaire
Completion of a questionnaire

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Use of Vitamin D in Pregnant Women [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
We are recruiting either pregnant women or those who just gave birth (and still hospitalized) and a group of both family practice physicians and obstertricians.

Inclusion Criteria for the pregnant of newly post-partum women:

  • women between 18-50
  • pregnant or just given birth and still hospitalized
  • understand and can read Hebrew

Exclusion Criteria:

  • those who do not understand or read Hebrew

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01589783

Hadassah Medical Organization
Jerusalem, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hadassah Medical Organization
Principal Investigator: Drorith Hochner, MD Hadassah Medical Organization

Responsible Party: Hadassah Medical Organization Identifier: NCT01589783     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: VitDand Preg-HMO-CTIL
First Posted: May 2, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 28, 2015
Last Verified: July 2015

Keywords provided by Hadassah Medical Organization:
Vitamin D

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Vitamin D Deficiency
Deficiency Diseases
Nutrition Disorders
Vitamin D
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Bone Density Conservation Agents