Individual Study / Gelano et al.; Trials. 2018

Effect of Mobile-health on Maternal Health Care Service Utilization in Eastern Ethiopia: Study Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial

Effect of Mobile-health on Maternal Health Care Service Utilization in Eastern Ethiopia: Study Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial

Initiatives -
The primary aim of this study is to examine the effectiveness of Mobile-health on maternal health care service utilization in Eastern Ethiopia. Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.
Start Year
2017
Funding
This study was funded by Haramaya University as a Young Innovative Research Grant funding, reference number for this grant is: HURG-2016-03-04-04.

Design

Study design
Clinical trial cohort

Marker Paper

Gelano TF, Assefa N, Bacha YD, Mahamed AA, Roba KT, Hambisa MT. Effect of Mobile-health on maternal health care service utilization in Eastern Ethiopia: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2018;19(1):102. Published 2018 Feb 12. doi:10.1186/s13063-018-2446-5

PUBMED 29433537

Number of participants

Number of participants
640
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Population

he participants will be recruited from two districts (Haramaya and Kombolcha districts) based on pre-set eligibility criteria (pregnancy, gestational age (GA), ownership of a mobile phone and willingness to participate). The participant will be included in the trial if her GA is less than 16 weeks, she owns a mobile phone and has willingness to participate.
Selection Criteria
Gender
women
Pregnant women
  • First Trimester
  • Second Trimester
Newborns
Twins
Countries
  • Ethiopia
Ethnic Origin
Health Status
  • pregnant

Recruitment

Number of participants

Number of participants
640
Number of participants with biosamples
Data Collection Event
Start Date
2017
End Date
2017
Data sources
  • Mobile data collection
    • Tablet/laptop