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Effect of Information on Service Delivery in Rural India

This study has been completed.
World Bank
Sahbhagi Shikshan Kendra
Information provided by:
Johns Hopkins University Identifier:
First received: January 9, 2007
Last updated: NA
Last verified: January 2007
History: No changes posted
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 Intervention
Delivery of Services to Rural Populations in India Behavioral: Education

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research

Further study details as provided by Johns Hopkins University:

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

Study Start Date: April 2004
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2005
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.

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: 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
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00421291     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NA_00001063
Study First Received: January 9, 2007
Last Updated: January 9, 2007 processed this record on September 21, 2017