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The 6 Year Follow-up survey of Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiologic Study (PURE, 2015)

Narrative Description of Project: 

The purpose of the study is to understand the state and determinants about health related issues in Rural and Urban areas in Bangladesh and also to examine fatal and non-fatal events experienced by the participants from the time of first follow-up phase in 2008 and its another objective is to examine the utilization of health services by the participants.


This was the second round of follow-up data collection and computerization services under the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiologic Study (PURE). The main purpose of the baseline study was to find out the differences in risk factors and disease in urban and rural populations and conducted in 15 countries. The survey documented and observed the health condition of people living in urban and rural areas through collection of health information. It was funded by Hamilton Health Science Corporation through its Population Health Research Institute (HHSC) and implemented by Independent University. The project was implemented in two areas of Bangladesh: Urban-Dhaka city, Rural: Garpara Union, Manikganj Sadar.

Description of Actual Services Provided by Mitra:

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    Methodology (sample design and tools): All 2934 individuals who participated in the baseline survey had been interviewed face to face for the Follow Up unless they died and moved out from the surveillance area.


    Questionnaire: Did translation and tested the questionnaires in field and finalized the questionnaires incorporating the feedbacks of the test results. There were three types of questionnaires: 6 year follow-up (HH), Participant Questionnaires, Event forms, Verbal autopsy Form.


    Training: Two weeks training had been conducted on field staffs on all types of questionnaires and event forms.


    Data collection & Quality control: Data was collected for 2.5 months. And, ensured the quality of data during collection by regular field visit.


    Data processing: Office editors edited the questionnaires and MBBS doctors wrote down the event forms and then handed over filled up English questionnaires to the client. And cooperating in resolving queries if arise during data analysis and writing of the report.


    Name of Client:  Independent University of Bangladesh (IUB), Plot: 16, Block: B, Aftabuddin Ahmed Road, Bashundhara R/A, Dhaka-1229



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