Journal article

Protocol for a process evaluation of a cluster randomized controlled trial of the Learning Club intervention for women's health, and infant's health and development in rural Vietnam

Jane Fisher, Nguyen Trang, Duc Tran Thach, Tran Ha, Tran Tuan, Stanley Luchters, David Hipgrave, Sarah Hanieh, Beverley-Ann Biggs

BMC Health Services Research | BMC | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Learning Clubs is a multi-component intervention to address the eight common risk factors for women's health, and infant's health and development in resource-constrained settings. We are testing in a cluster randomized controlled trial in rural Vietnam whether this intervention improves cognitive development in children when they are aged two. There are few comprehensive process evaluations of complex interventions to optimise early childhood development. The aim is to conduct a planned process evaluation of the Learning Clubs intervention in Vietnam. METHODS: The evaluation will be conducted alongside the Learning Clubs trial using both qualitative and quantitative methods. Four..

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Awarded by Grand Challenges Canada under the Saving Brain Initiatives


Funding Acknowledgements

The process evaluation is funded by Grand Challenges Canada under the Saving Brain Initiatives (Grant Number TTS -1803-22331). The funder has no role in the design of the study, or the collection, analysis, interpretation or reporting of the data.Jane Fisher is supported by the Finkel Professorial Fellowship, which is funded by the Finkel Family Foundation. Trang Nguyen is supported by a Monash International Postgraduate Research Scholarship and a Monash University Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Bridging Postdoctoral Fellowsip. Thach Tran and Sarah Hanieh are supported by National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowships. Stanley Luchters is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Fellowship.