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Behavioural Insights to Improve Take up of SRH Services (Uganda)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03163524
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified June 2017 by Marie Stopes International.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : May 23, 2017
Last Update Posted : June 12, 2017
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Marie Stopes Uganda
ideas42
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Marie Stopes International

Brief Summary:
This is a randomised controlled trial to test the impact of a modified e-coupon service, delivered through SMS, on uptake of sexual and reproductive health services among women calling a free hotline in Uganda.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Health Behavior Other: e-Coupon Text Modification and Reminders Other: e-Coupon standard text Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
The overall goal of the proposed research project is to increase uptake of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services among clients who call into Marie Stopes Uganda's free hotline. The study seeks to achieve this goal by using behavioural economics to design interventions to increase redemptions of e-coupons distributed to hotline clients. The intervention will include modifying the text message sent to e-coupon recipients as well as sending follow-up texts reminding clients to use their coupons. The impact of the intervention will be evaluated using a randomized controlled trial (RCT). The intervention will be implemented and data will be collected regularly over a period of approximately 12 months. Strict confidentiality procedures in line with Marie Stopes International's best practices will be put into place to ensure that information made public or otherwise distributed outside the principle investigators and other key personnel cannot be linked to any individual respondents. Results from the study will be published in a report, among other outputs, and the outcomes will be shared within MSI as well as with the wider SRH community.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 2000 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Care Provider)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Applying Behavioural Insights to Improve Take up of Sexual and Reproductive Health Services
Study Start Date : March 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date : July 2017
Estimated Study Completion Date : September 2017

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Treatment group (modified text)
The treatment group will receive a modified text of the current e-coupon. They will also receive notification that they have been enrolled in the study via a second text. They will also receive a series of text message reminders to redeem their e-coupons at intervals of 6, 13 and 18 days after coupon origination.
Other: e-Coupon Text Modification and Reminders
The treatment group will receive a modified text of the current e-coupon. They will also receive notification that they have been enrolled in the study via a second text. They will also receive a series of text message reminders to redeem their e-coupons at intervals of 6, 13 and 18 days after coupon origination.

Sham Comparator: Control group (standard text)
Participants receive control text (SMS) message, which contains a numeric coupon code and no additional text to the standard coupon.
Other: e-Coupon standard text
Participants receive control text (SMS) message, which contains a numeric coupon code and no additional text to the standard coupon.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Increase in e-coupon redemption in MSU centres [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Increase in proportion of e-coupons redemmed in MSU centres within 6 months of intervention

  2. Increase in SRH service uptake in MSU centres [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Increase in the proportion of participants taking up an SRH service (of any kind) in an MSU centre within 6 months



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Callers to the call centre who are over the age of 18, receive an e-coupon, and consent to participate in the research.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Callers who are below the age of 18, non-recipients of e-coupons, and those who receive e-coupons but do not consent to participate in the study.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03163524


Contacts
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Contact: Olivia Nuccio, MSc olivia.nuccio@mariestopes.org
Contact: Kathryn Church, PhD kathryn.church@mariestopes.org

Locations
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Uganda
Marie Stopes Uganda call centre Recruiting
Kampala, Uganda
Contact: Lianne Hawkins, MSc    +256 393 263318    lianne.hawkins@mariestopes.or.ug   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Marie Stopes International
Marie Stopes Uganda
ideas42
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Patricia Aujo Marie Stopes Uganda
Principal Investigator: Andrew Fertig, PhD ideas42
Principal Investigator: Karina Lorenzana ideas42
Principal Investigator: Andrew Gidudu, MSc Marie Stopes Uganda

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Responsible Party: Marie Stopes International
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03163524     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 007-15
First Posted: May 23, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 12, 2017
Last Verified: June 2017

Keywords provided by Marie Stopes International:
family planning
reproductive health
m-health