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Date registered
Date last updated
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Retrospectively registered

Titles & IDs
Public title
The impact of a planned Health Education Program On the compliance and knowledge of Jordanian Pregnant Women with anemia
Scientific title
The Effect of an intervention Health Education Program On Jordanian Anemic Pregnant Women’s Knowledge, Compliance and Hemoglobin Level": Evidence from RCT with a public maternity hospital in Irbid, North of Jordan

Secondary ID [1] 289458 0
Universal Trial Number (UTN)
Trial acronym
Linked study record

Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
anemia during pregnancy 300494 0
Condition category
Condition code
Reproductive Health and Childbirth 300353 300353 0 0
Fetal medicine and complications of pregnancy
Blood 300354 300354 0 0

Study type
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
The written draft of structured educational program about anemia during pregnancy was converted to a single video for 15- minutes duration. The information in the video record will be given by the voice of Specialist midwife in combination of PowerPoint slides
The areas covered in the video records were: Introduction to pregnancy and anemia of pregnancy, causes and predisposing factors of iron deficiency anemia in pregnancy, the effect of anemia in pregnancy, signs, and symptoms, management of iron deficiency anemia, which includes iron therapy, dietary management, and prevention of anemia.
The video and its content were validated by specialists in the field of obstetric health nursing.
The intervention will be given as video record to participants in the experimental group
from the researcher via a WhatsApp application on their smartphones, to make sure that the participant will adhere to the intervention and all of them will watch the video, WhatsApp application will show two blue check marks next to send messages, that indicate the recipient has read the message or seen the video.
Intervention code [1] 296062 0
Treatment: Devices
Intervention code [2] 296063 0
Comparator / control treatment
The control group will receive standard care in antenatal clinics which is iron supplementation for all pregnant women from the beginning of the second trimester but,will not receive the intervention which is educational program about anemia during pregnancy
Control group

Primary outcome [1] 299810 0
Level of knowledge assessed using a questionnaire designed for this study will be increased after the health education program as evidenced by post-test total score of knowledge questionnaire
Timepoint [1] 299810 0
after watching the educational video through Whatsapp application
Secondary outcome [1] 328186 0
Haemoglobin level will be increased after health educational program as evidenced by Haemoglobin level, assessed by serum assay
Timepoint [1] 328186 0
within four weeks after the intervention

Key inclusion criteria
Pregnant women with anemia aged between 18-45 years in their second trimester of pregnancy, and their hemoglobin levels below 10.5 mg/dl,have smart phones with an access to social media (Whatsapp application) will be included in the study.
Minimum age
18 Years
Maximum age
45 Years
Can healthy volunteers participate?
Key exclusion criteria
Pregnant women who are illiterate or have a history of obstetric, medical or psychological problems

Study design
Purpose of the study
Allocation to intervention
Randomised controlled trial
Procedure for enrolling a subject and allocating the treatment (allocation concealment procedures)
central randomisation by computer
Methods used to generate the sequence in which subjects will be randomised (sequence generation)
Simple randomisation using a randomisation table created by computer software (i.e. computerised sequence generation)
Masking / blinding
Open (masking not used)
Who is / are masked / blinded?

Intervention assignment
Other design features
two group experimental will receive the educational program (intervention) while control group will receive usual care with no education
Type of endpoint(s)
Statistical methods / analysis

Recruitment status
Date of first participant enrolment
Date of last participant enrolment
Date of last data collection
Sample size
Accrual to date
Recruitment outside Australia
Country [1] 7955 0
State/province [1] 7955 0
irbid city

Funding & Sponsors
Funding source category [1] 293817 0
Name [1] 293817 0
Jordan university of science and technology (JUST)
Address [1] 293817 0
Jordan University of Science and Technology
P.O.Box 3030, Irbid 22110, Jordan
Country [1] 293817 0
Primary sponsor type
JUST university
Jordan University of Science and Technology
P.O.Box 3030, Irbid 22110, Jordan
Secondary sponsor category [1] 293498 0
Name [1] 293498 0
Address [1] 293498 0
Country [1] 293498 0

Ethics approval
Ethics application status
Ethics committee name [1] 295249 0
Institutional Review Board of Jordan University of Science and Technology
Ethics committee address [1] 295249 0
Jordan University of Science and Technology
P.O.Box 63001, Irbid 22110, Jordan
Ethics committee country [1] 295249 0
Date submitted for ethics approval [1] 295249 0
Approval date [1] 295249 0
Ethics approval number [1] 295249 0

Brief summary
This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of a health information package in terms of empowering the pregnant women to modify their health care behavior and take appropriate action to combat anemia in pregnancy.
This aim was achieved through the following:
Assessing knowledge and knowledge related practices of pregnant women regarding iron deficiency anemia.
Adopt and implement health information package program for pregnant women with IDA regarding knowledge of IDA risk factors, iron rich foods and the importance of intake of iron supplementation and their practice toward iron intake.
Evaluating the effect of health information package program on the compliance, knowledge and hemoglobin level among anemic pregnant women.
we hypothesized that Jordanian pregnant women who receive health information package program will experience a higher level of knowledge, compliance and a higher hemoglobin level than those who will not receive the planned health educational program

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Principal investigator
Name 66542 0
Ms sahar mohammed shuqera
Address 66542 0
Maternal and Child Health and Midwifery Department
Jordan university of Science and Technology/ Faculty of Nursing
mail address: P.O Box 3030 Irbid 22110, Jordan
Country 66542 0
Phone 66542 0
Fax 66542 0
Email 66542 0
Contact person for public queries
Name 66543 0
A/Prof Reem Hatamleh
Address 66543 0
Maternal and Child Health and Midwifery Department
Jordan university of Science and Technology/ Faculty of Nursing
mail address: P.O Box 3030 Irbid 22110, Jordan

Country 66543 0
Phone 66543 0
+96227201000 Ext, 23712
Fax 66543 0
Email 66543 0
Contact person for scientific queries
Name 66544 0
A/Prof Reem Hatamleh
Address 66544 0
Maternal and Child Health and Midwifery Department
Jordan university of Science and Technology/ Faculty of Nursing
mail address: P.O Box 3030 Irbid 22110, Jordan
Country 66544 0
Phone 66544 0
+96227201000 Ext, 23712
Fax 66544 0
Email 66544 0

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