A cluster-randomized, placebo-controlled, maternal vitamin a or beta-carotene supplementation trial in bangladesh: design and methods

@inproceedings{Labrique2011ACP,
  title={A cluster-randomized, placebo-controlled, maternal vitamin a or beta-carotene supplementation trial in bangladesh: design and methods},
  author={Alain Bernard Labrique and Parul Christian and Rolf Dw Klemm and Mahbubur Rashid and Abu Ahmed Shamim and Allan B Massie and Kerry J. Schulze and Andre Hackman and Keith P West},
  booktitle={Trials},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND We present the design, methods and population characteristics of a large community trial that assessed the efficacy of a weekly supplement containing vitamin A or beta-carotene, at recommended dietary levels, in reducing maternal mortality from early gestation through 12 weeks postpartum. We identify challenges faced and report solutions in implementing an intervention trial under low-resource, rural conditions, including the importance of population choice in promoting… CONTINUE READING