Home-use icterometry in neonatal hyperbilirubinaemia: Cluster-randomised controlled trial in Vietnam. Our objective was to determine whether home-use icterometry improves parental recognition of neonatal jaundice, early care seeking and treatment to minimize risks of bilirubin encephalopathy. Cluster-randomised controlled trial of community-level icterometry used at home by mothers in Chi Linh, Vietnam. Rural health-care workers identified and enrolled term newborns. Post-partum mothers received jaundice education and icterometry instructions and were cluster-randomised by commune. Cases received icterometers (icterometer group (IG)) and controls did not (control group (CG)). Subjects received mobile telephone calls from post-natal days 2-7 to determine maternal recognition by visual inspection and icterometer detection of jaundice (≥3.0 on five-point scale). Mothers without telephones, premature newborns (<35 weeks) or newborns hospitalised >5 days were excluded.
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