Betty R Kirkwood

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Affiliation: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Effect of the Newhints home-visits intervention on neonatal mortality rate and care practices in Ghana: a cluster randomised controlled trial
    Betty R Kirkwood
    Department of Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Lancet 381:2184-92. 2013
  2. pmc Efficacy of early neonatal vitamin A supplementation in reducing mortality during infancy in Ghana, India and Tanzania: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Rajiv Bahl
    Department of Maternal Newborn Child and Adolescent Health, World Health Organization, Avenue Appia 20, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Trials 13:22. 2012
  3. pmc The integration of the treatment for common mental disorders in primary care: experiences of health care providers in the MANAS trial in Goa, India
    Bernadette Pereira
    Sangath, Alto Porvorim, Goa 403521, India
    Int J Ment Health Syst 5:26. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Effect of vitamin A supplementation in women of reproductive age on maternal survival in Ghana (ObaapaVitA): a cluster-randomised, placebo-controlled trial
    Betty R Kirkwood
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Lancet 375:1640-9. 2010
  5. pmc NEWHINTS cluster randomised trial to evaluate the impact on neonatal mortality in rural Ghana of routine home visits to provide a package of essential newborn care interventions in the third trimester of pregnancy and the first week of life: trial protoco
    Betty R Kirkwood
    Department of Nutrition and Public Health Intervention Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Trials 11:58. 2010
  6. pmc Lay health worker led intervention for depressive and anxiety disorders in India: impact on clinical and disability outcomes over 12 months
    Vikram Patel
    Department of Nutrition and Public Health Intervention Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK and Sangath, Goa, India
    Br J Psychiatry 199:459-66. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Promoting skin-to-skin care for low birthweight babies: findings from the Ghana Newhints cluster-randomised trial
    Linda Vesel
    Department of Nutrition and Public Health Intervention Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E7HT, UK
    Trop Med Int Health 18:952-61. 2013
  8. pmc Effect of vitamin A supplementation in women of reproductive age on cause-specific early and late infant mortality in rural Ghana: ObaapaVitA double-blind, cluster-randomised, placebo-controlled trial
    Karen Edmond
    Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    BMJ Open 2:e000658. 2012
  9. pmc Impact of free delivery care on health facility delivery and insurance coverage in Ghana's Brong Ahafo Region
    Susie Dzakpasu
    Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 7:e49430. 2012
  10. pmc Effect of socioeconomic deprivation and health service utilisation on antepartum and intrapartum stillbirth: population cohort study from rural Ghana
    Yoonhee P Ha
    Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 7:e39050. 2012

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  1. doi request reprint Effect of the Newhints home-visits intervention on neonatal mortality rate and care practices in Ghana: a cluster randomised controlled trial
    Betty R Kirkwood
    Department of Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Lancet 381:2184-92. 2013
    ..In the Newhints trial, we aimed to test this home-visits strategy in sub-Saharan Africa by assessing the effect on all-cause neonatal mortality rate (NMR) and essential newborn-care practices...
  2. pmc Efficacy of early neonatal vitamin A supplementation in reducing mortality during infancy in Ghana, India and Tanzania: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Rajiv Bahl
    Department of Maternal Newborn Child and Adolescent Health, World Health Organization, Avenue Appia 20, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Trials 13:22. 2012
    ....
  3. pmc The integration of the treatment for common mental disorders in primary care: experiences of health care providers in the MANAS trial in Goa, India
    Bernadette Pereira
    Sangath, Alto Porvorim, Goa 403521, India
    Int J Ment Health Syst 5:26. 2011
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  4. doi request reprint Effect of vitamin A supplementation in women of reproductive age on maternal survival in Ghana (ObaapaVitA): a cluster-randomised, placebo-controlled trial
    Betty R Kirkwood
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Lancet 375:1640-9. 2010
    ..We assessed the effect of vitamin A supplementation in women in Ghana...
  5. pmc NEWHINTS cluster randomised trial to evaluate the impact on neonatal mortality in rural Ghana of routine home visits to provide a package of essential newborn care interventions in the third trimester of pregnancy and the first week of life: trial protoco
    Betty R Kirkwood
    Department of Nutrition and Public Health Intervention Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Trials 11:58. 2010
    ..The Newhints study aims to do this in Ghana and to develop a feasible and sustainable community-based approach to improve newborn care practices, and by so doing improve neonatal survival...
  6. pmc Lay health worker led intervention for depressive and anxiety disorders in India: impact on clinical and disability outcomes over 12 months
    Vikram Patel
    Department of Nutrition and Public Health Intervention Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK and Sangath, Goa, India
    Br J Psychiatry 199:459-66. 2011
    ..Depressive and anxiety disorders (common mental disorders) are the most common psychiatric condition encountered in primary healthcare...
  7. doi request reprint Promoting skin-to-skin care for low birthweight babies: findings from the Ghana Newhints cluster-randomised trial
    Linda Vesel
    Department of Nutrition and Public Health Intervention Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E7HT, UK
    Trop Med Int Health 18:952-61. 2013
    ..To evaluate whether the Newhints home visits intervention increased the adoption of skin-to-skin care (SSC), in particular, among low birthweight (LBW) (<2.5 kg) babies...
  8. pmc Effect of vitamin A supplementation in women of reproductive age on cause-specific early and late infant mortality in rural Ghana: ObaapaVitA double-blind, cluster-randomised, placebo-controlled trial
    Karen Edmond
    Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    BMJ Open 2:e000658. 2012
    ..Weekly vitamin A supplementation in women of reproductive age has no beneficial or deleterious effect on the causes of infant death to age 6 or 12 months in rural Ghana. Trial registration number http://ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT00211341...
  9. pmc Impact of free delivery care on health facility delivery and insurance coverage in Ghana's Brong Ahafo Region
    Susie Dzakpasu
    Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 7:e49430. 2012
    ..Longitudinal surveillance data from two randomized controlled trials conducted in the Brong Ahafo Region provided a unique opportunity to assess the impact of Ghana's policies...
  10. pmc Effect of socioeconomic deprivation and health service utilisation on antepartum and intrapartum stillbirth: population cohort study from rural Ghana
    Yoonhee P Ha
    Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 7:e39050. 2012
    ..No studies have examined the effect of socioeconomic deprivation on antepartum and intrapartum stillbirths in the poorest women in low income countries...
  11. ncbi request reprint Socio-economic determinants and inequities in coverage and timeliness of early childhood immunisation in rural Ghana
    Lu Gram
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK Institute of Child Health, University College London, London, UK
    Trop Med Int Health 19:802-11. 2014
    ..To assess the extent of socio-economic inequity in coverage and timeliness of key childhood immunisations in Ghana...
  12. doi request reprint Beyond symptom recognition: care-seeking for ill newborns in rural Ghana
    Alessandra N Bazzano
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, London, UK, and College of Health Sciences, Touro University, Vallejo, CA, USA
    Trop Med Int Health 13:123-8. 2008
    ..To assess newborn care-seeking practices in a rural area of Ghana where most births take place at home in order to inform potential strategies for reducing newborn mortality...
  13. pmc Inequities in neonatal survival interventions: evidence from national surveys
    Bridget Fenn
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 92:F361-6. 2007
    ..Nearly four million children die during the first four weeks of life every year, yet known and effective interventions exist. Neonatal mortality has to be addressed to reach the millennium development goal for child survival...
  14. doi request reprint Keeping newborns warm: beliefs, practices and potential for behaviour change in rural Ghana
    Zelee Hill
    Centre for International Health and Development, Institute of Child Health, University College London, London, UK
    Trop Med Int Health 15:1118-24. 2010
    ..This study aimed to collect data on thermal care practices in rural Ghana to inform the design of a community newborn intervention...
  15. doi request reprint Aetiology of stillbirths and neonatal deaths in rural Ghana: implications for health programming in developing countries
    Karen M Edmond
    Kintampo Health Research Centre, Ghana Health Service, Kintampo, Brong Ahafo Region, Ghana
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 22:430-7. 2008
    ..Community-level interventions are urgently needed, especially interventions that reduce intrapartum deaths and infection rates in the mother and infant...
  16. doi request reprint Diagnostic accuracy of verbal autopsies in ascertaining the causes of stillbirths and neonatal deaths in rural Ghana
    Karen M Edmond
    Kintampo Health Research Centre, Ghana Health Service, Kintampo, Brong Ahafo Region, Ghana
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 22:417-29. 2008
    ..However, further simplifications are needed to allow use of the World Health Organisation VA in routine child health programmes. The diagnostic accuracy of the VA tool should also be assessed in other regions and in multicentre studies...
  17. pmc Chronic fatigue in developing countries: population based survey of women in India
    Vikram Patel
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT
    BMJ 330:1190. 2005
    ..To describe the prevalence of and risk factors for chronic fatigue in a developing country; in particular, to determine the association of anaemia, mental health, and gender disadvantage factors with chronic fatigue...
  18. ncbi request reprint Delayed breastfeeding initiation increases risk of neonatal mortality
    Karen M Edmond
    Kintampo Health Research Centre, Ghana Health Service, Kintampo, Brong Ahafo Region, Ghana
    Pediatrics 117:e380-6. 2006
    ..Breastfeeding promotion is a key child survival strategy. Although there is an extensive scientific basis for its impact on postneonatal mortality, evidence is sparse for its impact on neonatal mortality...
  19. ncbi request reprint Gender disadvantage and reproductive health risk factors for common mental disorders in women: a community survey in India
    Vikram Patel
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, England
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 63:404-13. 2006
    ..Gender disadvantage and reproductive health are major determinants of women's health in developing countries...
  20. ncbi request reprint Common genital complaints in women: the contribution of psychosocial and infectious factors in a population-based cohort study in Goa, India
    Vikram Patel
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 35:1478-85. 2006
    ..Method Population-based cohort study in Goa, India. Out of 3000 randomly selected women, 2494 women participated. The outcome was an incident case of the complaint of abnormal vaginal discharge at 6 months (T1) and 12 months (T2) review...
  21. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for common mental disorders in women. Population-based longitudinal study
    Vikram Patel
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 189:547-55. 2006
    ..The determinants of common mental disorders in women have not been described in longitudinal studies from a low-income country...
  22. ncbi request reprint Effect of early infant feeding practices on infection-specific neonatal mortality: an investigation of the causal links with observational data from rural Ghana
    Karen M Edmond
    Kintampo Health Research Centre, Ghana Health Service, Kintampo, Brong Ahafo Region, Ghana
    Am J Clin Nutr 86:1126-31. 2007
    ..Investigation into the biological plausibility of this relation and potential causal pathways is needed...
  23. ncbi request reprint The relative contribution of case management and inadequate care-seeking behaviour to childhood deaths from diarrhoea and acute respiratory infections in Hidalgo, Mexico
    Rossana Bojalil
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Trop Med Int Health 12:1545-52. 2007
    ..It is essential that doctors in the private sector be included, as in Mexico and many other countries they provide a large proportion of care, often with adverse outcomes...
  24. ncbi request reprint Why do women complain of vaginal discharge? A population survey of infectious and pyschosocial risk factors in a South Asian community
    Vikram Patel
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 34:853-62. 2005
    ..Although presumed to be caused by reproductive tract infections (RTIs), the association between the complaint and the presence of RTIs is weak. This study aimed to investigate the risk factors of the complaint of vaginal discharge...
  25. ncbi request reprint Maternal vitamin A supplementation and immunity to malaria in pregnancy in Ghanaian primigravids
    Sharon E Cox
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Trop Med Int Health 10:1286-97. 2005
    ..falciparum infected red blood cells to placental chondroitin sulphate A (CSA)...
  26. ncbi request reprint Prioritizing health problems in women in developing countries: comparing the financial burden of reproductive tract infections, anaemia and depressive disorders in a community survey in India
    Vikram Patel
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Trop Med Int Health 12:130-9. 2007
    ....
  27. doi request reprint Effectiveness of an intervention led by lay health counsellors for depressive and anxiety disorders in primary care in Goa, India (MANAS): a cluster randomised controlled trial
    Vikram Patel
    Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Lancet 376:2086-95. 2010
    ..The MANAS trial aimed to test the effectiveness of an intervention led by lay health counsellors in primary care settings to improve outcomes of people with these disorders...
  28. ncbi request reprint Aetiology and clinical presentation of pneumonia in hospitalized and outpatient children in Northeast Brazil and risk factors for severity
    Luis C Nacul
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    J Health Popul Nutr 23:6-15. 2005
    ....
  29. pmc Rapid acquisition of isolate-specific antibodies to chondroitin sulfate A-adherent plasmodium falciparum isolates in Ghanaian primigravidae
    Sharon E Cox
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel St, London, WC1E 7HT, United Kingdom
    Infect Immun 73:2841-7. 2005
    ....