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Teenage Pregnancies in Refugee and Migrant Adolescents on the Thai-Myanmar Border

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02890628
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 7, 2016
Last Update Posted : March 14, 2017
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Oxford

Brief Summary:
This study is to explore perceptions, experiences, beliefs and knowledge around teenage pregnancy, motherhood, sexual and reproductive health, family planning and support structures adolescent refugees and migrants and to identify demographic, social and medical characteristics of study participants.

Condition or disease
Teenage Pregnancy

Detailed Description:

The study will be conducted as follows:

  • 12-24 individual interviews with pregnant or postnatal adolescent girls (<20 years);
  • 1 Focus group discussion of 6-10 non-pregnant female adolescents (<20 years);
  • 1 Focus group discussion of 6-10 adolescent men (<20 years);
  • 1 Focus group discussion of 6-10 Shoklo malaria research unit antenatal care staff;

Interviews and focus group discussion will be conducted with study participants who agree to participate in discussions about teenage pregnancy and motherhood, sexual and reproductive health. In-depth interviews and focus group discussion will be conducted in private meeting rooms in proximity to the antenatal clinic waiting areas. In-depth interviews and Focus group discussion will be co-facilitated by the principal investigator and a trained counsellor/midwife fluent in Karen, Burmese and English. Focus group discussion will be run separately for Burmese- and Karen-speaking participants and participants will be separated by subgroup. Focus group discussion will include 6-10 participants per group and for each focus group discussion to last between 45-60 minutes. Individual in-depth interviews will last approximately 60 minutes each.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 54 participants
Observational Model: Other
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Perceptions and Experiences of Teenage Pregnancies in Refugee and Migrant Adolescents on the Thai-Myanmar Border
Study Start Date : September 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 21, 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : September 21, 2016

Group/Cohort
pregnant/post-natal adolescents (<20 years)
12-24 individual with pregnant or postnatal adolescent girls (<20 years) will be interviewed.
non-pregnant female adolescents (<20 years)
1 Focus group discussion of 6-10 non-pregnant female adolescents (<20 years)
male adolescents (<20 year)
1 Focus group discussion of 6-10 adolescent men (<20 years)
SMRU health staff of antenatal clinics (ANC)
1 Focus group discussion of 6-10 Shoklo Malaria Research Unit antenatal clinic staff



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Thematic summary of adolescents' perceptions, experiences and beliefs in teenage pregnancy, motherhood, sexual and reproductive health, family planning and support structures adolescent refugees and migrants [ Time Frame: up to 1 year ]
  2. Descriptive summary of demographic, social and medical characteristics of study participants [ Time Frame: up to 1 year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Summary of antenatal clinic staff perceptions [ Time Frame: up to 1 year ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 20 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
The participant will be adolescent mothers and non-pregnant adolescent aged 12 - <20 years, adolescent men aged < 20 years and ANC staff.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Inclusion criteria for adolescent mothers (subgroup 1) are:

  • Aged 12 - <20 years
  • Females
  • Migrant or refugee status
  • Myanmar nationality
  • Any trimester of pregnancy or up to 12 month post partum
  • Able and willing to participate and give informed consent

Inclusion criteria for non-pregnant female adolescents (subgroup 2) are:

  • Aged <20 years
  • Females
  • Migrant or refugee status
  • Myanmar nationality
  • No past or current pregnancy
  • Able and willing to participate and give informed consent

Inclusion criteria for adolescent men (subgroup 3) are:

  • Aged <20 years
  • Males
  • Migrant or refugee status
  • Myanmar nationality
  • Able and willing to participate and give informed consent

Inclusion criteria for health staff (subgroup 4) are:

  • No age restrictions
  • Females or males
  • Migrant, refugee or non-migrant status
  • Any nationality
  • Able and willing to participate and give informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any participant who is deemed by the researchers or health staff to be acutely physically or mentally unwell will be excluded.
  • Participants who do not meet the age requirements, migration status or nationality requirements

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02890628


Locations
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Thailand
Shoklo Malaria Research Unit
Mae Sot, Tak, Thailand, 63110
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Oxford
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Responsible Party: University of Oxford
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02890628    
Other Study ID Numbers: SMRU 1602
First Posted: September 7, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 14, 2017
Last Verified: March 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Yes
Keywords provided by University of Oxford:
Thai-Myanmar border