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
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Effects of the SMS Mother Reminder System on Use of Health Care.||Behavioral: SMS reminder messages||Not Applicable|
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.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||11454 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|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|
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).
- ANC visits [ Time Frame: 1 year ]Pregnant women attend 4 Antenatal care visits (ANC)
- 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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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02121821
|Contact: Lungi Okoko, MPH||+1 email@example.com|
|Gulu District Health Centers||Not yet recruiting|
|Contact: Donald Shepard, Ph.D. +1-781 736-3975 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator: Donald Shepard, Ph.D.|
|Principal Investigator:||Donald Shepard, Ph.D.||Brandeis University|