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An Intervention Delivered by Text Message to Increase the Acceptability of Effective Contraception Among Young Women in Palestine

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02905461
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 19, 2016
Last Update Posted : February 7, 2018
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Palestinian Family Planning and Protection Association
International Planned Parenthood Federation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Brief Summary:
This randomised controlled trial will establish the effect a contraceptive intervention delivered by mobile phone text message on the acceptability of effective contraception in Palestine. Woman aged 18-24 will be randomised to receive 0-3 text messages a day for 4 months (intervention) or a monthly text message not about contraception (control). Participants will complete a questionnaire at baseline and 4 month follow-up.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Contraception Behavioral: Contraceptive text messages Other: Text messages not about contraception Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 586 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Randomised Controlled Trial of an Intervention Delivered by Text Message to Increase the Acceptability of Effective Contraception Among Young Women in Palestine
Actual Study Start Date : December 8, 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 31, 2018
Actual Study Completion Date : January 31, 2018

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MedlinePlus related topics: Birth Control

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Intervention
Contraceptive text messages
Behavioral: Contraceptive text messages
Placebo Comparator: Control
Text messages not about contraception
Other: Text messages not about contraception



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Acceptability of at least one method of effective contraception [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
    The proportion reporting that at least one method of effective contraception is acceptable (pill, intrauterine device, injection, implant, patch)


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Use of effective contraception [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
    The proportion reporting current use of effective contraception (pill, intrauterine device, injection, implant, patch)

  2. Acceptability of individual effective contraceptive methods [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
    The proportion reporting that individual methods of effective contraception are acceptable (pill, intrauterine device, injection, implant, patch)

  3. Discontinuation of effective contraception [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
    The proportion reporting use of effective contraception at any time during the 4 months (pill, intrauterine device, injection, implant, patch)

  4. Service uptake [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
    The proportion reporting attending a sexual health service during the 4 months

  5. Unintended pregnancy [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
    The proportion reporting that they became pregnant and did not want to become pregnant during the study

  6. Induced abortion [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
    The proportion reporting having an abortion during the study


Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Knowledge of effective contraception [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
    Score on the knowledge measure

  2. Perceived norms in relation to using and communicating with partners about contraception [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
    Responses to the perceived norms scales

  3. Personal agency in using and communicating with partners about contraception [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
    Responses to the personal agency scales

  4. Intention to use effective contraception [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
    Response to the intention scale

  5. Intervention 'dose' received [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
    If participants read all, some, most or none of the messages and if they stopped the messages



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 24 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Aged 18-24 years
  • Own a personal mobile phone
  • Not using the pill, implant, injection, intrauterine device or patch
  • Live in the West Bank

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Cannot read Arabic

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Locations
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Palestinian Territory, occupied
Palestinian Family Planning and Protection Association
Jerusalem, Palestinian Territory, occupied
Sponsors and Collaborators
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Palestinian Family Planning and Protection Association
International Planned Parenthood Federation
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Caroline Free, PhD London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02905461    
Other Study ID Numbers: 10831
First Posted: September 19, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 7, 2018
Last Verified: September 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided
Keywords provided by London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine:
Reproductive health
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Contraceptive Agents
Reproductive Control Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs