Mobile Technology for Improved Family Planning (MOTIF)

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Marie Stopes International Identifier:
First received: March 30, 2013
Last updated: May 27, 2014
Last verified: May 2014

An individual randomised controlled trial (RCT) to evaluate the effectiveness of a voice-based mobile phone health (mHealth) intervention to support post-abortion family planning (PAFP) at four Marie Stopes International clinics in Cambodia.

The study seeks to address the research question: does a PAFP mHealth intervention increase use of contraception in Cambodia?

Condition Intervention
Post-abortion Family Planning
Behavioral: Mobile phone-based intervention

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care

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Further study details as provided by Marie Stopes International:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Use of a reliable contraceptive method at four-months post-abortion [ Time Frame: 4 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Self-reported use of pill, coil, implant or injection for all participants. Objective measurement of contraceptive use for participants from one clinic.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Pregnancy [ Time Frame: 4 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Repeat abortion [ Time Frame: 4 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Contraceptive discontinuation [ Time Frame: 4 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 500
Study Start Date: May 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Mobile phone-based intervention
Standard care plus automated voice message to support post-abortion contraception use every two weeks for total of three months and direct follow up phone call by family planning counsellor depending on response to voice message.
Behavioral: Mobile phone-based intervention
Automated voice message to support post-abortion contraception use every two weeks for total of three months. Direct follow up phone call by family planning counsellor depending on response to voice message.
No Intervention: Standard care
Face-to-face post-abortion family planning (PAFP) counselling, follow-up at one or two weeks, clinic phone number, existing 'Hotline' phone number.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Client attending for abortion
  • Client does not want to have a child at the current time
  • Client aged 18 or over
  • Client owns a mobile phone
  • Client willing to receive simple voice messages relating to contraception from Marie Stopes in Khmer language

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Not meeting inclusion criteria
  • Declined to participate
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01823861

Marie Stopes International
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Sponsors and Collaborators
Marie Stopes International
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
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Responsible Party: Marie Stopes International Identifier: NCT01823861     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MarieStopes 
Study First Received: March 30, 2013
Last Updated: May 27, 2014
Health Authority: Cambodia: Ministry of Health processed this record on February 11, 2016