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A Randomized-Controlled Intervention and Evaluation of an Innovative School Health Education (ISHE) project for Primary Schools in Rural Bangladesh
Last registered on June 04, 2019

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
A Randomized-Controlled Intervention and Evaluation of an Innovative School Health Education (ISHE) project for Primary Schools in Rural Bangladesh
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0004265
Initial registration date
June 02, 2019
Last updated
June 04, 2019 11:29 AM EDT
Location(s)
Region
Primary Investigator
Affiliation
Other Primary Investigator(s)
Additional Trial Information
Status
Completed
Start date
2011-09-01
End date
2013-08-31
Secondary IDs
Abstract
This study investigates the impact of skill-based health education conducted in 90 primary schools in rural Bangladesh through a randomized controlled intervention. The health education is provided by locally recruited and trained para-teachers for a period of one year using a mini-projector. An additional cross-cutting soap provision is also implemented.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Omura, Makiko. 2019. "A Randomized-Controlled Intervention and Evaluation of an Innovative School Health Education (ISHE) project for Primary Schools in Rural Bangladesh." AEA RCT Registry. June 04. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.4265-1.0.
Former Citation
Omura, Makiko. 2019. "A Randomized-Controlled Intervention and Evaluation of an Innovative School Health Education (ISHE) project for Primary Schools in Rural Bangladesh." AEA RCT Registry. June 04. https://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/4265/history/47474.
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
Intervention Start Date
2012-03-01
Intervention End Date
2013-03-31
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
children’s schooling; school hygiene practice; children's health; children's healthy practice
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
The proposed project applied an intervention-control pre-post evaluation based on a cross-cutting randomization design of skill-based health education (HE) and a soap-provision (SP) intervention. The unit of intervention was school, and 180 randomly chosen schools were stratified according to the school type—government primary school (GPS) and registered non-government primary school (RNGPS) —and then randomized into HE-treatment and control groups of 90 schools each as well as into SP-treatment and control groups of 90 schools each in a cross-cutting manner.
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
Randomization is done by using the excel program.
Randomization Unit
School
Was the treatment clustered?
Yes
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
180 schools
Sample size: planned number of observations
7200 pupils for the baseline and 9000 pupils for the endline
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
90 HE-treatment schools (of which 45 are SP-treatment schools); 90 control schools (of which 45 are SP-treatment schools)
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
he sample size calculation at the time of the baseline survey was based on the expected improvement of 0.15 standardized effect size in child health indicators, detected with 80% power and a 5% significance level, assuming the school level covariate to explain 2.5% of the variance.
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
Meiji Gakuin University Research Integrity Committee
IRB Approval Date
2011-06-15
IRB Approval Number
N/A
Post-Trial
Post Trial Information
Study Withdrawal
Intervention
Is the intervention completed?
No
Is data collection complete?
Data Publication
Data Publication
Is public data available?
No
Program Files
Program Files
Reports and Papers
Preliminary Reports
Relevant Papers