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Linking Microcredit, Technology, and Promotion of IYCF Breastfeeding Guidelines in Bauchi State, Nigeria

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01352351
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 11, 2011
Last Update Posted : February 8, 2013
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
University of California, Davis
Partners for Development
The Alive & Thrive Small Grants
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

May 10, 2011
May 11, 2011
February 8, 2013
May 2011
January 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Proportion of women who exclusively breastfeed to 6 months [ Time Frame: The outcome will be measured when the infant is 6-7 months old. ]
Same as current
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  • Proportion of women who exclusively breastfeed for 0-1 month [ Time Frame: The outcome will be measured when the infant is 6-7 months old. ]
  • Proportion of women who exclusively breastfeed for 2-3 months [ Time Frame: The outcome will be measured when the infant is 6-7 months old. ]
  • Initiation of breastfeeding within 1 hour of birth [ Time Frame: The outcome will be measured when the infant is 6-7 months old. ]
  • Proportion of infants who receive pre-lacteal feeds [ Time Frame: The outcome will be measured when the infant is 6-7 months old. ]
Same as current
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Linking Microcredit, Technology, and Promotion of IYCF Breastfeeding Guidelines in Bauchi State, Nigeria
Linking Microcredit, Technology, and Promotion of IYCF Breastfeeding Guidelines in Bauchi State, Nigeria
The University of North Carolina (UNC) and Partners for Development (PFD), an American non-governmental organization, will conduct a 2-year cluster-randomized controlled trial in Bauchi State, Nigeria, to test the effectiveness of two behavior change strategies for increasing the proportion of participants who exclusively breastfeed their infants until 6 months. The investigators will build upon PFD's existing microcredit and reproductive health program by adding face-to-face breastfeeding education during borrowers' meetings and bi-weekly cell phone breastfeeding messages. The hypothesis is that the control group will remain at the baseline level for exclusive breastfeeding to 6 months, while the intervention group will increase by 15%. The investigators will measure the effectiveness of the intervention by conducting baseline and final surveys with a cohort of 485 female borrowers who are pregnant at time 1 and who have a 6-month-old infant at time 2. The data will be analyzed using logistic regression adjusting for possible confounders and the effect of clustering.
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Interventional
Not Applicable
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
  • Breast Feeding Exclusive
  • Initiation of Breastfeeding
Behavioral: Breastfeeding promotion intervention
  • Breastfeeding counseling during monthly microcredit meetings
  • Weekly cell phone messages about breastfeeding
  • Experimental: Breastfeeding promotion intervention

    Intervention:

    • Group breastfeeding counseling during monthly microcredit borrower group meetings
    • Weekly cell phone messages about breastfeeding
    Intervention: Behavioral: Breastfeeding promotion intervention
  • No Intervention: No intervention
    The no intervention group will participate in their regular microcredit borrower group meetings, but will not receive breastfeeding counseling or cell phone messages.
Flax VL, Negerie M, Ibrahim AU, Leatherman S, Daza EJ, Bentley ME. Integrating group counseling, cell phone messaging, and participant-generated songs and dramas into a microcredit program increases Nigerian women's adherence to international breastfeeding recommendations. J Nutr. 2014 Jul;144(7):1120-4. doi: 10.3945/jn.113.190124. Epub 2014 May 8.

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Completed
485
383
January 2013
January 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Participation in a microcredit borrower group sponsored by Partners for Development in Bauchi, Dass, or Ganjuwa Local Government Authority in Bauchi State, Nigeria
  • Female (15-45 years)
  • Pregnant at baseline

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Female (<15 years)
  • Not pregnant
Sexes Eligible for Study: Female
15 Years to 45 Years   (Child, Adult)
No
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NCT01352351
11-0534
No
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University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • University of California, Davis
  • Partners for Development
  • The Alive & Thrive Small Grants
Principal Investigator: Margaret E. Bentley, PhD Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Principal Investigator: Valerie L. Flax, PhD Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Principal Investigator: Mekebeb Negerie, DrPH Partners for Development/Nigeria
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
February 2013

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