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Impact Evaluation of the Pilot SMS Mother Reminder System

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02121821
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified April 2014 by African Strategies for Health.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : April 24, 2014
Last Update Posted : April 24, 2014
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
African Strategies for Health

Brief Summary:
The study aims to assess the effects of the SMS Mother Reminder system on use of health care in Uganda. A secondary aim of the study is to determine the behavioral factors and cost-effectiveness, as well as test the usability of the SMS Mother Reminder in Uganda.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Effects of the SMS Mother Reminder System on Use of Health Care. Behavioral: SMS reminder messages Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

USAID/Uganda is commissioning a prospective impact evaluation of the initial SMS component of Uganda's National Health Record Program (NHRP) in order to inform strategic targeting of eHealth and future investments after the pilot phase of the NHRP mobile platform "SMS Mother Reminder". This impact evaluation will be designed to answer the following questions:

Primary evaluation question:

• What is the effect on maternal health outcomes (ANC4 and IPTP2) of the village health teams' use of the SMS Mother Reminder system?

Secondary evaluation questions:

  • What factors most influence changes in health workers, village health teams and expectant women's knowledge, attitudes and practices in maternal health?
  • To what extent is using the SMS Mother Reminder application to track and inform pregnant women a cost-effective intervention from the perspectives of USAID?
  • To what extent can users easily carry out specific tasks (e.g. entering the information of pregnant women) of the SMS Mother Reminder application on mobile devices?

This study is funded by USAID through the African Strategies for Health project.


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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 11454 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Impact Evaluation of the Pilot SMS Mother Reminder System
Study Start Date : May 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date : May 2015
Estimated Study Completion Date : September 2015

Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: Control
A control group of pregnant women receiving no intervention (i.e. no SMS reminders).
Experimental: SMS reminder messages
The intervention group will be composed of pregnant women receiving SMS reminder messages via the SMS Mother Reminder system.
Behavioral: SMS reminder messages
The study is prospective and interventional comparing differences between pregnant women who receive reminder messages via the SMS Mother Reminder system to those who are not. Pregnant women will be followed from their first ANC visit at a health facility through delivery. The study will examine the effect of the mobile phone intervention on attendance to ANC appointments and IPTP2 coverage. The intervention group will be composed of pregnant women receiving SMS reminder messages in comparison with a control group of pregnant women receiving no intervention (i.e. no SMS reminders).




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. ANC visits [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    Pregnant women attend 4 Antenatal care visits (ANC)

  2. SP doses [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    Pregnant women receive at least 2 doses of intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy using sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP).



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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02121821


Contacts
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Contact: Lungi Okoko, MPH +1 703-667-3722 lokoko@as4h.org

Locations
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Uganda
Gulu District Health Centers Not yet recruiting
Gulu, Uganda
Contact: Donald Shepard, Ph.D.    +1-781 736-3975    shepard@brandeis.edu   
Principal Investigator: Donald Shepard, Ph.D.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
African Strategies for Health
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Donald Shepard, Ph.D. Brandeis University

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Responsible Party: African Strategies for Health
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02121821     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MSH-001
First Posted: April 24, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 24, 2014
Last Verified: April 2014