Last updated on June 2019

Children's Automated Respiration Monitor (ChARM) for Child Pneumonia Diagnosis by Community Health Workers in Mali


Brief description of study

The primary objective of this study is to estimate the impact of a self-monitoring tool (ChARM), used as a teaching/monitoring device, on the CHWs respiratory rate counting accuracy when assessing children under the age of 5 years with suspected pneumonia symptoms.

Detailed Study Description

Methodology

The study is designed as a community based, cluster randomized, pragmatic, intervention trial. It will be conducted within the existing 2016-2020 project structure. Specifically, the intervention will evaluate the potential of the ChARM device to improve CHWs competency in counting respiratory rate and diagnose pneumonia more accurately in children under 5 years presenting with symptoms in remote areas.

Intervention Group A - Community Health Workers (CHWs) (Basic training in CHW curriculum, ChARM training and 8-month application of the ChARM device, self-monitoring, direct observation and review of CHW routine monthly reports and drug supply sheets): 8 months, March- November 2018.

Intervention Group B - Community Health Workers (Basic training in CHW curriculum, ChARM training and 4-month application of the ChARM device, self-monitoring, direct observation and review of CHW routine monthly reports and drug supply sheets): 8 months,March- November 2018.

Control Group C - Community Health Workers (Basic training in CHW curriculum, direct observation and CHW routine monthly reports and drug supply sheets): 8 months, MarchNovember 2018.

CHW and Field Monitor In-depth interviews - November 2018

Data analysis and report writing - December 2018-January 2019

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03457519

Recruitment Status: Closed


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