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Trial no.: PACTR201210000424220 Date registered: 2012/10/02
TRIAL DESCRIPTION
Public title Using Mobile Phones to Promote Utilisation of Reproductive Healthcare Services, The Lagdo mHealth Pilot Study
Official scientific title Using Mobile Phones to Promote Utilisation of Reproductive Healthcare Services, The Lagdo mHealth Pilot Study
Brief summary describing the background
and objectives of the trial
There is a high utilisation rate of mobile phones in Africa. This opportunity can be used reduce the high maternal and child mortality rates in Cameroon. This study seeks to investigate the efficacy of mobile phones in increasing ante natal care service utilisation and reducing delays of pregnant women in distress in acessing emergency obstetrics care services.
Type of trial RCT
Acronym (If the trial has an acronym then please provide) Lagdo mHealth
Disease(s) or condition(s) being studied
Purpose of the trial Education/Counselling/Training
Anticipated trial start date 2012-11-02
Actual trial start date 2012-10-05
Anticipated date of last follow up 2013-12-18
Actual date of last follow up
Anticipated target sample size (number of participants) 430   
Actual target sample size (number of participants)   
Recruitment status Open to recruitment: actively recruiting participants
Secondary Ids Issuing authority/Trial register Links to Secondary ID

STUDY DESIGN
Intervention assignment Allocation to intervention If randomised, describe how the allocation sequence was generated Describe how the allocation sequence/code was concealed from the person
allocating the participants to the intervention arms
Masking If masking / blinding was used
Parallel: different groups receive different interventions at same time during study Randomised simple randomisation using computers on www.randomizer.org sealed opaque envelopes Masking/blinding used

INTERVENTIONS
Intervention type Intervention name Dose Duration Intervention description Group size Nature of control
Experimental group use of mobile phone technologies (calls, voicemails and SMS) Participants in the intervention arm will be exposed to mHealth; they will be able to use their mobile phones to communicate with health care workers when they need help. 215

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
List inclusion criteria List exclusion criteria Min age Max age Gender
Pregnant women aged 16 years and above, at all stages of pregnancy, Pregnant women who either own a mobile phone or have a family member who owns a mobile phone, Pregnant women attending Hopital De District de Lagdo ante-natal clinic. Participants who are less than 16 years of age Participants declining consent. 16 Years 45 Years Female

ETHICS APPROVAL
Has the study received appropriate ethics committee approval Date the study will be submitted for approval Date of approval
Name of the ethics committee
No 2012/10/04 National Ethics Committee
Ethics Committee Address
Street address City Postal code Country
Bastos Yaounde Cameroon

OUTCOMES
Type of outcome Outcome Timepoint(s) at which outcome measured
Primary Outcome Ante Natal Clinic attendance rate Time of registeration First trimester of pregnancy Second trimester of pregnancy Third trimester of pregnancy Time of delivery
Primary Outcome Time to see a skilled birth attendant Whenever pregnant woman needs emergency obstetric care Time of delivery

RECRUITMENT CENTRES
Name of recruitment centre Street address City Postal code Country
Hopital de District de Lagdo Rue de Commune Lagdo 42 Cameroon

FUNDING SOURCES
Name of source Street address City Postal code Country
UNFPA Cameroon Bastos Yaounde Cameroon

SPONSORS
Sponsor level Name Street address City Postal code Country Nature of sponsor
Primary Sponsor UNFPA Cameroon Bastos Yaounde Cameroon Funding Agency

COLLABORATORS
Name Street address City Postal code Country
Patrick Mbah Okwen ADRA, Omnisport Yaounde Cameroon
Irenee Domkam ADRA, Omnisport Yaounde Cameroon
Pierre Celestin Mutarambirwa ADRA, Omnisport Yaounde Cameroon
Sharif Egal UNFPA, Bastos Yaounde Cameroon
Okwen Patrick Mbah Omnisport Yaounde Cameroon
Irenee Domkam Omnisport Yaounde Cameroon
Rigobert Pambe Miong Omnisport Yaounde Cameroon

CONTACT PEOPLE
Role Name Email Phone Fax
Principal Investigator Dr Mbah Patrick Okwen okwenpatrick@yahoo.fr +237 97118090
Street address City Postal code Country Position / Affiliation
ADRA, Omnisport Yaounde Cameroon Adventist Development and Relief Agency
Role Name Email Phone Fax
Public Enquiries Mr Pierre Celestin Mutarambirwa adra_cameroon@yahoo.fr +237 74717815
Street address City Postal code Country Position / Affiliation
ADRA, Omnisport Yaounde Cameroon Country Director / Adventist Development and Relief Agency
Role Name Email Phone Fax
Principal Investigator Dr Mbah Patrick Okwen okwenpatrick@yahoo.fr +23797118090
Street address City Postal code Country Position / Affiliation
Omnisport Yaounde Cameroon Health Expert
Role Name Email Phone Fax
Public Enquiries Dr Mbah Patrick Okwen okwenpatrick@yahoo.fr +23797118090
Street address City Postal code Country Position / Affiliation
Omnisport Yaounde Cameroon Health Expert