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An Intervention Delivered by App Instant Messaging to Increase the Acceptability of Effective Contraception Among Young People in Tajikistan

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02905513
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 19, 2016
Last Update Posted : February 7, 2018
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
International Planned Parenthood Federation
Tajik Family Planning Alliance
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 app instant messaging on the acceptability of effective contraception in Tajikistan. Woman and men aged 16-24 will be randomised to have access to the Tajik Family Planning Alliance's sexual and reproductive health app (control) or the app plus 0-3 instant messages a day for 4 months (intervention). Participants will complete a questionnaire at baseline and 4 months.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Contraception Behavioral: Contraceptive app instant messages Other: Mobile phone app Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 580 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 App Instant Messaging to Increase the Acceptability of Effective Contraception Among Young People in Tajikistan
Actual Study Start Date : November 16, 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 31, 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : November 30, 2017

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MedlinePlus related topics: Birth Control

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Intervention
App plus the contraceptive instant messages
Behavioral: Contraceptive app instant messages
Other: Mobile phone app
Placebo Comparator: Control
App only
Other: Mobile phone app



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)


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)

  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)

  3. Discontinuation of effective contraception [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
    The proportion reporting use (or partner's 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 (or partner became pregnant) and did not want to become pregnant during the study

  6. Induced abortion [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
    The proportion reporting having (or partner 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 (women only) and communicating with partners about contraception [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
    Responses to the personal agency scales

  4. Intention to use effective contraception (women only) [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
    Score on the intention measure

  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:   16 Years to 24 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Aged 16-24
  • Own a personal Android mobile phone
  • Live in Tajikistan

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Cannot read Tajik or Russian

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Locations
Tajikistan
Tajik Family Planning Alliance
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Sponsors and Collaborators
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
International Planned Parenthood Federation
Tajik Family Planning Alliance
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Caroline Free, PhD London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02905513     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 10998
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:
Contraceptive Agents
Reproductive Control Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs