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Community Level Interventions for Pre-eclampsia: Pakistan

CLIP Feasibility Study

The CLIP Feasibility Study in Pakistan is led by PIs Zulfiqar Bhutta and Rahat Qureshi.  It is further supported by Sana Sadiq Sheikh, Azizunissa Irumnaz, and Asif Raza Khowaja and Shujaat Zaidi.

The CLIP Feasibility Study in Pakistan has completed nearly all required data collection, entry and analysis in the local language. Data collection, cleaning and analysis were conducted by the AKU team in close communication with the co-ordinating centre at UBC. The analysis was conducted with NVivo 10 which allowed thematic analysis guided by the study objectives, discussion guides and emerging themes.  Transcripts are now undergoing translation for further in-depth analysis in English.    

The findings of the Feasibility Study highlight the key community factors, resources, and infrastructure limitations which may have an impact on the CLIP cRCT in Sindh Province.  

CLIP Pilot Trial

The CLIP Pilot Trial in Pakistan started in February 2014 and was conducted in four clusters, Tando Quasir, KK Nizamani, Seri, Khyber/Sekhat. Each cluster consists of one Union Council (UC) with an average population of 25-30,000 with an average of 90 villages. The number of Lady Health Workers (LHW) assigned to one UC varies from 18-45 (one LHW is assigned per 1000 population).

CLIP Definitive Trial

The CLIP Definitive Trial began in March 2015 and ended on 31 December, 2016. It was the first Trial to begin electronic data capture, we have been able to see the benefits and improvements that real-time data capture brings to the trial activities overall. Furthermore, the CLIP Pakistan Definitive Trial includes the collection of oxygen saturation in the PIERS On the Move application for improved prediction.