There are about 170 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Ethiopia. The country of the clinical trial is determined by the location of where the clinical research is being studied. Most studies are often held in multiple locations & countries.
The primary aim of this study is to evaluate the feasibility of virtual simulation-based diabetes foot care education on foot care knowledge and practice/behaviour. Research Questions The primary question for this study is: • Is virtual simulation-based diabetes foot care education a practical and acceptable intervention among patients with diabetes in Ethiopia? The secondary questions are: - What is the impact of virtual simulation-based diabetes foot care education on diabetes foot self-care knowledge among patients with diabetes mellitus? - What is the impact of virtual simulation-based diabetes foot care education on diabetes foot self-care behaviour among patients with diabetes mellitus? - What is the impact of virtual simulation-based diabetes foot care education on diabetes foot self-care efficacy among patients with diabetes mellitus? - What is the impact of virtual simulation-based diabetes foot care education on diabetes foot health-belief among patients with diabetes mellitus?
This study is aimed to enhance postpartum family planning by integrating family planning information with infant immunization services, which is the most widely utilized health services globally.
the study was conducted on already intervened hospital patients with surgical management and their final outcome was followed from the chart of the patients.
The global unmet need for postpartum family planning remains high, while immunization services are among the most widely utilized health services. Most women in the extended postpartum period want to delay or avoid future pregnancies but many are not using a modern contraceptive method. Establishing systematic screening, counseling, and referral systems from different contact points particularly from infant immunization units may improve family planning access and uptake in the extended postpartum period. Hence, this study is aimed to assess the effect of counseling for family planning at immunization units on postpartum contraceptive uptake during the extended postpartum period.
A national cross-sectional survey of surgery and anaesthesia at Ethiopian public hospital facilities.
The goal of this project is to test tools that will be part of a platform for training and supervision of mental health and psychosocial support helpers, including providers without specialized training in mental health. This platform, entitled Ensuring Quality in Psychological Support, is an online resource being developed to include: materials for evaluating core and specific competencies, training on core competencies, implementation guidance to conduct competency-based training. The Ensuring Quality in Psychological Support platform is designed to aid trainers and supervisors working with providers being trained to deliver World Health Organization and non-World Health Organization low-intensity psychological interventions. The research will address two study objectives: Objective 1. Determine feasibility, acceptability, and perceived utility of the Ensuring Quality in Psychological Support platform; Objective 2. Evaluate the reliability, validity, and sensitivity to change of Ensuring Quality in Psychological Support competency assessment tools. To maximize generalizability of findings, Ensuring Quality in Psychological Support will be evaluated in seven countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Lebanon, Peru, Uganda, Zambia and Jordan. The sites are varied by types of psychological intervention, beneficiaries, experience of trainers, and background of trainees. In each site, trainers will train non-specialist providers on a low-intensity psychological intervention.
Outcomes of patients receiving SSG and Allopurinol combination have never been documented systematically in Ethiopia. Therefore, it is not known how effective this combination is. This study will provide evidence to help clinicians make the best choice regarding treatment for complicated cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) cases. Due to diversity in host-pathogen interactions across the different CL forms, early immunological correlates associated with treatment responsiveness and unresponsiveness could help treatment recommendation and provide us with the basis to develop new diagnostic and treatment strategies. This study aims to document treatment outcomes of patients with cLCL, MCL, and DCL receiving systemic treatment using SSG and Allopurinol combination within a routine care setting located in a highly endemic area in Ethiopia.
The causes of malnutrition are complex and addressing the problem requires integrated action among various sectors. Globally, much attention has been given to nutrition-specific interventions to address the immediate causes of undernutrition. But undernutrition prevalence is decreasing at a very slow rate. Nutrition-specific interventions address the immediate determinants of child undernutrition, such as inadequate food and nutrient intake, but do not consider the underlying causes such as food insecurity, poverty, and limited access to clean water, hygienic environments, and health services. Ethiopia still has a high prevalence of undernutrition. The current situation of food insecurity and malnutrition in Ethiopia has pressurized the government in pursuing a number of nutritional-sensitive interventions to increase diversified food production and consumption like the Sustainable Undernutrition Reduction Program (SURE). This study aims to investigate whether joint nutrition specific and sensitive interventions can lead to improved household food security, dietary diversification and improved nutritional status in Ethiopian mothers and their young children. The study will be a community based longitudinal design and will use multistage cluster sampling at the Kebele and household levels in Amhara, Oromia, and Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR) regions. Households will be randomly selected from the intervention and the non-intervention arms at Kebele level, with 15 households per Kebele. The same children whose baseline are available who were 0-23 months of age at the time of the baseline assessment in 2016 will be recruited as well as their mothers. This represents approximately third of the total sample size at baseline.
The purpose of the study is to determine the safety and effectiveness of dilation and evacuation for surgical abortion as compared to medical abortion
The aim of the study will be to determine the epidemiological and clinical features of COVID-19 cases, immunological and virological courses, interaction with nutritional status, and response to treatment for COVID-19 patients admitted to treatment centers in Ethiopia. Methods: This multi-site cohort enrolls, patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection admitted to treatment centers will be enrolled irrespective of their symptoms and followed up for 12 months. Baseline epidemiological, clinical, laboratory and imaging data will be collected from treatment records, interviews, physical measurements and biological samples. Endline data involves treatment and prognostic outcomes to be measured using different biomarkers and clinical parameters, The patients will be followed up in the selected treatment centers for COVID-19 infection. For all data collected both descriptive and multivariable analyses will be performed to isolated determinants of the treatment outcome and prognosis to generate relevant information for informed prevention and case management.