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This trial will compare the efficacy and acceptability of post-medical abortion follow-up by assigning women to either 1) alternative follow-up via routine semi-quantitative pregnancy test and a self-administered follow-up questionnaire, or 2) the standard of care: a routine follow-up visit including a bimanual exam and vaginal ultrasound.
The goal of the study is to provide answers to the following questions:
1. Is a follow-up protocol that employs a self-administered questionnaire and at home use of a semi-quantitative pregnancy test effective at identifying women with ongoing pregnancies?
2. Is an innovative follow-up protocol more acceptable to women and providers than the current standard of care?
3. Is an innovative follow-up protocol feasible to implement in abortion services in Vietnam?
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
National Ob-Gyn Hospital
Gynuity Health Projects
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:08:41-0400
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