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mHealth - A Novel Approach to Improve Child Nutrition in India (mHealth)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01645163
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 20, 2012
Last Update Posted : November 19, 2014
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Society for Applied Studies

Brief Summary:

The study aims to develop, design pilot a mHealth intervention strengthen complementary feeding (CF) components of the ICDS program.

The methods will include explaining views of caregivers of infants aged 9-11 months, AWWs and other ICDS personnel on the feasibility, acceptability and the best means of using mobile phones to deliver CF counselling. Based on the feedback an intervention will be developed and pilot tested.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
mHealth to Improve Complementary Feeding Behavioral: Counselling using mobile phones Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 72 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Official Title: mHealth - A Novel Approach to Improve Child Nutrition in India
Study Start Date : November 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2014

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MedlinePlus related topics: Child Nutrition

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Mobile phone counselling Behavioral: Counselling using mobile phones
Feasibility and acceptability of using mobile phones to improve complementary feeding practices.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. mHealth to improve complementary feeding [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    Mobile phones will be used to counsel mothers to improve complementary feeding practices. The pilot test will measure changes in feeding practices before and after the counselling. Process evaluation tool will be used to measure compliance with the intervention.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   9 Months to 11 Months   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children aged 9 to 11 months
  • Consent to participate

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Will not stay in the area for 8 weeks

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01645163


Locations
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India
CHRD, Society for Applied Studies
Faridabad, Haryana, India, 121004
Sponsors and Collaborators
Society for Applied Studies
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Sarmila Mazumder, PhD CHRD, Society for Applied Studies

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Responsible Party: Society for Applied Studies
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01645163    
Other Study ID Numbers: EPNPVW72/SAS
First Posted: July 20, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 19, 2014
Last Verified: November 2014
Keywords provided by Society for Applied Studies:
mHealth
Complementary feeding
ICDS