There are about 180 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.
Background: Maternal and child nutrition is a lingering public health concern, affecting the lives of the most vulnerable individuals, in particular mothers and children. To counteract the burden, the Ethiopian government has applied various strategies, including incorporating the promotion of nutrition as one package of primary health care provided by the health extension workers (HEWs). However, the provider's knowledge, promotion skill, and competency for promoting maternal and child nutrition have not been examined. Moreover, health extension workers have been promoting using the traditional model of education and indicating the need for continuous professional development to strengthen the workforce. Thus, the study is aimed to assess and enhance the health extension worker's capacity in promoting maternal and child nutrition through comprehensive and evidence-based capacity-building training. Methods: A quasi-experimental study will be employed among 92 health extension workers. A baseline study, involving both qualitative and quantitative studies will be conducted to identify the gaps in maternal and child nutrition promotion. The knowledge, promotion as well as counseling skills of the HEWs will be assessed using a self-administered questionnaire and observational checklist, respectively. The intervention will involve training, supportive supervision, and coaching in a real environment. A four-day training will be given, which will be followed by supportive supervision of expert supervisors. Further, the greet, ask, listen, identify, discuss, recommend, and agree counseling model with Pender's health promotion model will be applied to enhance HEWs promotion skill. A post-test aimed at assessing the knowledge and counseling competency will be conducted and the pretest and posttest results will be compared using a t-test. Factors affecting both knowledge and counseling capacity will be assessed using binary logistic and linear regression, respectively. Similarly, a qualitative study will be used to explore promotion skills. Discussion: Given there are problems associated with the knowledge and counseling skills of HEWs in Ethiopia, nutrition education using a well-designed and comprehensive strategy would bring a positive impact on professionals' promotion capacity thereby improving mothers/caregivers' behavior regarding child and maternal nutrition. The evidence will also enforce nutrition programmers and the Amhara regional health bureau to end maternal and child undernutrition.
The study was conducted on a medical record of previously treated patients for acute appendicitis at HFSUH, Harar, Ethiopia. The study design was case-control with a total sample size of 402.
A cohort study to investigate the effectiveness of radio intervention comprising 10-minute of drama, 10-minute of discussion led by community extension workers, and 30-minute phone-in from listeners on childhood vaccination coverage and timeliness
This is an international, cross-sectional and descriptive study that aims to investigate differences in patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) and patient-reported experience measures (PREMs) and that aims to explore the profile and healthcare needs of adults with congenital heart diseases.
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 project aims to monitor the side effects of COVID-19 vaccines worldwide actively. The primary objectives of the project include a) to estimate the prevalence of each local and systemic side effect of each COVID-19 vaccine among healthcare workers (HCW), old adults over +65 (OA), and schoolteachers (ST); b) to evaluate the potential demographic and medical risk factors for side effects frequency and intensity; c) to evaluate the long-term consequences of COVID-19 vaccines. The secondary objectives include a) to evaluate the relative safety of COVID-19 vaccines compared to each other; b) to evaluate the impact of palliative drugs used by the recently vaccinated individuals on their short-term side effects resolution.
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.