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Designing feasible interventions for healthy pregnancies in low-resource settings.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22099440     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In low-resource settings there is a need for effective interventions targeting women before and during pregnancy to improve their health outcomes and provide the best start to life for their infants. The aim of this paper is to provide an overview for designing, implementing, and evaluating such interventions. Drawing upon published literature and case studies, several key steps in the process of intervention design, implementation, and evaluation are identified. Pregnancy intervention studies in low-resource settings are challenging. Essential intervention process steps include: (1) selecting the optimal setting to pilot the intervention; (2) forming strong stakeholder collaborations; (3) identifying, understanding, and prioritizing community health problems; (4) facilitating the demand for intervention research and evidence utilization; (5) effectively implementing and evaluating the prototype intervention to provide evidence of effectiveness; and (6) planning with stakeholders for sustainability. Fundamental to any intervention for healthy pregnancies is the understanding that the process does not end with an evaluation study, but rather the end goal is to ensure successful interventions are sustainable, scalable, and integrated into health services.
Shane A Norris
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics     Volume:  115 Suppl 1     ISSN:  1879-3479     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-21     Completed Date:  2012-03-26     Revised Date:  2014-02-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0210174     Medline TA:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S37-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
Delivery of Health Care
Developing Countries
Health Resources
Health Services Research / methods
Infant, Newborn
Pregnancy Complications / prevention & control*
Pregnancy Outcome
Young Adult
Grant Support
G1001333//Medical Research Council

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