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Prenatal Care Program in Dingyuan County

2014-08-27 03:16:27 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The general objective of this study is to evaluate prenatal care in the specific context of rural China. It also aims to define the optimal content of prenatal care for the context of rural China, to evaluate the effect of such prenatal care on infant and maternal outcomes, using a community based, well designed controlled trial in rural counties. Finally, it aims to describe the process of conducting a controlled study using community resources.

Description

The study was conducted in a rural county of 900,000 people in Anhui province, in eastern China. The total area of the county is almost 3,000 square kilometres. The majority of the population of the county is engaged in farming. In terms of national GDP rankings, the study county is typical of less developed rural areas in China. Twenty townships (10 interventions and 10 control) out of a total of 55 were selected — on the basis of having sufficient health facilities and staff — for a controlled trial on the introduction of systematic prenatal care in the area.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Health Services Research

Conditions

Prenatal Care

Intervention

training

Location

County Health Bureau, Ding Yuan County
Chuzhou
Anhui
China
233200

Status

Completed

Source

National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:27-0400

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