Cord Trial: Feasibility of conducting a trial evaluating timing of cord clamping for preterm births in low and middle income countries

Lead Research Organisation: University of Nottingham
Department Name: School of Medicine

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Publications

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Description Visit to Ministry of Health
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description iCord Collaborative Group 
Organisation Assuit University Hospital, Egypt
Department Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Country Egypt 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Training to conduct an audit of births was provided to sites in Uganda (2), India, Kenya and Pakistan. This included training in data collection, project management, and data entry. Site visits were conducted in India, Uganda and Kenya, with presentations and seminars on the project and timing of cord clamping. Training in conducting the physiological study weighing babies at birth was conducted in India, which included training in using the equipment, screening and consent, data collection, and data entry. For both these projects, data our research team conducted the data analysis.
Collaborator Contribution Development and piloting of the audit project took place during an initial site visit. Local collaborators contributed to development of the protocol and data collection tools. At all the 5 audit sites, trained staff were responsible for training and supervision of local projects staff. For the qualitative study in Uganda, the protocol and interview schedule were developed by the local researchers, who also conducted the interviews and analysed the data.
Impact Multidisciplinary collaboration: obstetricians, paediatricians and neonatologists, midwives, research nurses.
Start Year 2015
 
Description iCord Collaborative Group 
Organisation Christian Medical College, Vellore
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Training to conduct an audit of births was provided to sites in Uganda (2), India, Kenya and Pakistan. This included training in data collection, project management, and data entry. Site visits were conducted in India, Uganda and Kenya, with presentations and seminars on the project and timing of cord clamping. Training in conducting the physiological study weighing babies at birth was conducted in India, which included training in using the equipment, screening and consent, data collection, and data entry. For both these projects, data our research team conducted the data analysis.
Collaborator Contribution Development and piloting of the audit project took place during an initial site visit. Local collaborators contributed to development of the protocol and data collection tools. At all the 5 audit sites, trained staff were responsible for training and supervision of local projects staff. For the qualitative study in Uganda, the protocol and interview schedule were developed by the local researchers, who also conducted the interviews and analysed the data.
Impact Multidisciplinary collaboration: obstetricians, paediatricians and neonatologists, midwives, research nurses.
Start Year 2015
 
Description iCord Collaborative Group 
Organisation Kenyatta University
Department Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Country Kenya 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Training to conduct an audit of births was provided to sites in Uganda (2), India, Kenya and Pakistan. This included training in data collection, project management, and data entry. Site visits were conducted in India, Uganda and Kenya, with presentations and seminars on the project and timing of cord clamping. Training in conducting the physiological study weighing babies at birth was conducted in India, which included training in using the equipment, screening and consent, data collection, and data entry. For both these projects, data our research team conducted the data analysis.
Collaborator Contribution Development and piloting of the audit project took place during an initial site visit. Local collaborators contributed to development of the protocol and data collection tools. At all the 5 audit sites, trained staff were responsible for training and supervision of local projects staff. For the qualitative study in Uganda, the protocol and interview schedule were developed by the local researchers, who also conducted the interviews and analysed the data.
Impact Multidisciplinary collaboration: obstetricians, paediatricians and neonatologists, midwives, research nurses.
Start Year 2015
 
Description iCord Collaborative Group 
Organisation Mbale Regional Hospital
Country Uganda 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Training to conduct an audit of births was provided to sites in Uganda (2), India, Kenya and Pakistan. This included training in data collection, project management, and data entry. Site visits were conducted in India, Uganda and Kenya, with presentations and seminars on the project and timing of cord clamping. Training in conducting the physiological study weighing babies at birth was conducted in India, which included training in using the equipment, screening and consent, data collection, and data entry. For both these projects, data our research team conducted the data analysis.
Collaborator Contribution Development and piloting of the audit project took place during an initial site visit. Local collaborators contributed to development of the protocol and data collection tools. At all the 5 audit sites, trained staff were responsible for training and supervision of local projects staff. For the qualitative study in Uganda, the protocol and interview schedule were developed by the local researchers, who also conducted the interviews and analysed the data.
Impact Multidisciplinary collaboration: obstetricians, paediatricians and neonatologists, midwives, research nurses.
Start Year 2015
 
Description iCord Collaborative Group 
Organisation Sobhraj Maternity Hospital
Country Pakistan 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Training to conduct an audit of births was provided to sites in Uganda (2), India, Kenya and Pakistan. This included training in data collection, project management, and data entry. Site visits were conducted in India, Uganda and Kenya, with presentations and seminars on the project and timing of cord clamping. Training in conducting the physiological study weighing babies at birth was conducted in India, which included training in using the equipment, screening and consent, data collection, and data entry. For both these projects, data our research team conducted the data analysis.
Collaborator Contribution Development and piloting of the audit project took place during an initial site visit. Local collaborators contributed to development of the protocol and data collection tools. At all the 5 audit sites, trained staff were responsible for training and supervision of local projects staff. For the qualitative study in Uganda, the protocol and interview schedule were developed by the local researchers, who also conducted the interviews and analysed the data.
Impact Multidisciplinary collaboration: obstetricians, paediatricians and neonatologists, midwives, research nurses.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Paediatric conference (jENS Budapest) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation at a European conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description iCORD collaborators meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An international collaborators meeting facilitated by Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit relating to preterm birth and timing of cord clamping. iCORD
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description iCord newsletter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact iCord newsletter sent to 5 participating sites in Uganda, Kenya, Pakistan and India, to increase engagement and collaboration in the international cord clamping project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015