Impact of health-information campaigns on CCT outcomes

Last registered on May 26, 2020

Pre-Trial

Trial Information

General Information

Title
Impact of health-information campaigns on CCT outcomes
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0005927
Initial registration date
May 26, 2020

Initial registration date is when the trial was registered.

It corresponds to when the registration was submitted to the Registry to be reviewed for publication.

First published
May 26, 2020, 4:59 PM EDT

First published corresponds to when the trial was first made public on the Registry after being reviewed.

Locations

Region

Primary Investigator

Affiliation
German Institute of Global and Area Studies

Other Primary Investigator(s)

PI Affiliation
PI Affiliation
Universitas Gadjah Mada
PI Affiliation
University of Göttingen

Additional Trial Information

Status
Completed
Start date
2013-12-02
End date
2015-04-15
Secondary IDs
Abstract
Employing a clustered RCT the study examines the impact of an sms campaign on health knowledge and behavior among CCT beneficiaries. Topics of the information campaign relate to anemia, breastfeeding, hygiene, postnatal care, and vaccinations.
External Link(s)

Registration Citation

Citation
Lenel, Friederike et al. 2020. "Impact of health-information campaigns on CCT outcomes." AEA RCT Registry. May 26. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.5927
Experimental Details

Interventions

Intervention(s)
Over a period of twelve months households in the treatment group received 3 times a week text messages with health information related to maternal and child health.
Intervention Start Date
2014-03-02
Intervention End Date
2015-03-31

Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
primary outcomes refer to knowledge and behavior changes of the following health domains: anemia, breastfeeding, hygiene, vaccinations, and postnatal care.
Primary Outcomes (explanation)

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
health outcomes: anemia rates, stunting rates among children
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)

Experimental Design

Experimental Design
We employed a clustered RCT with 1 control and 1 treatment group. No sub-treatment groups exist. In the treatment group CCT beneficiaries received regular health text messages for a period of twelve months.
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
randomization done in office by a computer
Randomization Unit
villages
Was the treatment clustered?
Yes

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
140
Sample size: planned number of observations
2400
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
70
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
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Intervention

Is the intervention completed?
No
Data Collection Complete
Data Publication

Data Publication

Is public data available?
No

Program Files

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