Effect of Information on Service Delivery in Rural India

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 11, 2007
Last Update Posted : January 11, 2007
World Bank
Sahbhagi Shikshan Kendra
Information provided by:
Johns Hopkins University

Brief Summary:
A lack of public awareness about entitled health and social services may contribute to poor delivery of services in developing countries. We sought to determine the impact of educating villagers about entitled services.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Delivery of Services to Rural Populations in India Behavioral: Education Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
105 gram panchayats (village clusters) were randomized to receive information about their guaranteed health, education, and village governance rights. We then selected households within each treatment and control village to assess whether the information had made an impact.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Study Start Date : April 2004
Study Completion Date : October 2005

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. visits by nurse midwife
  2. prenatal exams, tetanus vaccinations, & iron tablets received by pregnant women
  3. infant vaccinations
  4. educational scholarships and fees for children
  5. occurrence of village council meetings
  6. development work in villages

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Gram panchayats in Uttar Pradesh

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00421291

No facility, this is a community based trial
Multiple Villages, Uttar Pradesh, India
Sponsors and Collaborators
Johns Hopkins University
World Bank
Sahbhagi Shikshan Kendra
Principal Investigator: Priyanka Pandey, PhD World Bank

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00421291     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NA_00001063
First Posted: January 11, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 11, 2007
Last Verified: January 2007