Redesigned immunization card and center-based education to reduce childhood immunization dropouts in urban Pakistan: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Usman2009RedesignedIC,
  title={Redesigned immunization card and center-based education to reduce childhood immunization dropouts in urban Pakistan: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Hussain R Usman and Saeed Akhtar and Faizah Habib and Imtiaz Jehan},
  journal={Vaccine},
  year={2009},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={467-72}
}
In Pakistan during 2000-2004, about 11-13% of children who received the first dose of diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (DPT1) failed to complete its third dose (DPT3). We assessed the effect of a redesigned immunization card and center-based education to mothers on DPT3 completion. We enrolled 1500 mother-child units at DPT1, randomized them to three intervention and one standard care groups, and recorded their DPT3 visits during a 90-day follow-up. In multivariable analysis, a significant increase… CONTINUE READING