Mobile phones improve antenatal care attendance in Zanzibar: a cluster randomized controlled trial

by Stine Lund, Birgitte B Nielsen, Maryam Hemed et al.
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014, 14:29 (17 January 2014)

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The authors evaluated the association between a mobile phone intervention and antenatal care in a resource-limited setting. They aimed to assess antenatal care in a comprehensive way taking into consideration utilisation of antenatal care as well as content and timing of interventions during pregnancy. The mobile phone intervention significantly increased the proportion of women receiving the recommended four antenatal care visits during pregnancy and there was a trend towards improved quality of care with more women receiving preventive health services, more women attending antenatal care late in pregnancy and more women with antepartum complications identified and referred.

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