Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions maternal death, neonatal death
Treatment performance-based monetary incentives
Sponsor Harvard School of Public Health
Start date August 2016
End date December 2016
Trial size 208 participants
Trial identifier NCT02936869, HU-052

Summary

The purpose of this study is to identify the causal impact of performance-based monetary incentives in increasing postnatal care (PNC) referrals by traditional birth attendants (TBAs), via a randomized controlled trial (RCT).

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose prevention
Arm
(No Intervention)
Traditional birth attendants will receive an offer of two-weekly payouts per reported delivery they take that is verified by client.
(Experimental)
Traditional birth attendants will receive an offer of two-weekly payouts per reported delivery they take that is verified by client. Traditional birth attendants randomized to this arm will also receive an offer of two-weekly payouts per successful referral of delivery clients to postnatal care within 48 hours of delivery in a facility if verified.
performance-based monetary incentives

Primary Outcomes

Measure
maternal postnatal care referral
time frame: Five months

Secondary Outcomes

Measure
neonatal postnatal care referral
time frame: Five months

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - community-based providers of antenatal and/or delivery care, and who are non-formally trained - must be resident within the community - must not plan to relocate over the intervention duration - identified in partnership with community leadership - be willing to participate fully in the study, including having their clients contacted for verification Exclusion Criteria: - plan to relocate over the intervention duration - refusal to provide informed consent for the entire study protocol including agreeing to have their delivery clients contacted for verification

Additional Information

Official title Incentives for Postnatal Care Demand
Principal investigator Adanna Chukwuma, MBBS, MSc.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in October 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Harvard School of Public Health.