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HCU: Can VHVs Trained in ICCM Improve Care for Children (HCU:VHV/ICCM)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT02072629
First Posted: February 26, 2014
Last Update Posted: February 26, 2014
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Collaborator:
Mbarara University of Science and Technology
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jennifer L. Brenner, University of Calgary
  Purpose

This study will assess how the current VHV (VHV=CHW, community health worker) scope can be expanded to include iCCM and if such group interventions can provide improved access to treatment for children.

In rural SW Uganda, can iCCM provided by lay volunteers, increase the proportion of children with diarrhoea receiving ORS/Zn, ARI receiving anti-biotics, and fever/malaria receiving anti-malarials?


Condition Intervention
Diarrhoea Pneumonia Malaria Other: Training of VHVs in iCCM

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Healthy Child Uganda: Can Village Health Volunteers Trained in Integrated Community Case Management of Childhood Illness Improve Access to Care for Africa's Most Vulnerable Children?

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Further study details as provided by Jennifer L. Brenner, University of Calgary:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Absolute change pre/post intervention (VHV ICCM training) in proportion of U5s receiving (a) antimalarial for fever (b) ORS/Zn for diarrhea (c) Abx for pneumonia [ Time Frame: pre- (Dec 2010) post- (Dec 2012) intervention (2 years) ]

Enrollment: 4071
Study Start Date: November 2009
Study Completion Date: December 2012
Primary Completion Date: December 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Training of VHVs in iCCM
In these villages VHVs will be provided with iCCM training and equipped to support iCCM in their villages
Other: Training of VHVs in iCCM
Village Health Volunteers will be trained in Integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) of childhood illness

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Women living in intervention and comparison villages
  • Mother to at least one child under 59 months old

Exclusion Criteria:

-No living child

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02072629


Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Calgary
Mbarara University of Science and Technology
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Samuel Maling, MD Mbarara University of Science and Technology
Study Director: jenn Brenner, MD University of Calgary
  More Information

Responsible Party: Jennifer L. Brenner, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Calgary
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02072629     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: E-22746
First Submitted: February 21, 2014
First Posted: February 26, 2014
Last Update Posted: February 26, 2014
Last Verified: February 2014

Keywords provided by Jennifer L. Brenner, University of Calgary:
Antimalarials
Antibiotics
ORS Zn
Village Health Volunteers
Integrated Community Case Management

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pneumonia
Diarrhea
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Signs and Symptoms