Maternal Deaths | Using Ongoing Newborn Intervention Trials to Obtain Additional Data Critical to Maternal, Fetal and Newborn Health in a Harmonized Way
Maternal Deaths research study
What is the primary objective of this study?
The goal of this study is to generate unique information to guide improvements on interventions to reduce maternal and newborn mortality as well as prevent stillbirths. The objective of this study is to determine the burden, timing, and causes of maternal deaths, stillbirths and neonatal deaths. This will be an observational study where data will be collected retrospectively in the context of the ongoing study in Haryana, India. Women of reproductive age living in the study area have already been enumerated for the parent studies. Active surveillance is being conducted for identifying pregnancies and deaths among women of reproductive age in the population through 3 monthly home visitations. Verbal autopsies will be conducted for all deaths of women in the reproductive age, including those who died in pregnancy, childbirth and up to 42-60 days after childbirth. Verbal autopsy interviews will also be conducted for all stillbirths.
Who is eligible to participate?
Inclusion Criteria: - All deaths Exclusion Criteria: - Non consent for verbal autopsy All deaths of women in reproductive age group and all still births in specified window period for whom the respondents have given consent to provide information.
Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?
Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.
Other:This is an observational study being conducted as a substudy of antoher trial.
Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.
Verbal AutopsiesThe study involves filling of verbal autopsies for still births and deaths in women of reproductive age group.
Start Date: August 2012
Completed Date: January 2016
Primary Outcome: Burden of maternal and neonatal death and still births
Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references
Principal Investigator: Sarmila Mazumder, PhD
Lead Sponsor: Society for Applied Studies
Collaborator: World Health Organization