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Happy Family Kitchen Project II

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
The Hong Kong Council of Social Services
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Prof. Sophia Siu-chee Chan, The University of Hong Kong
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01796275
First received: February 19, 2013
Last updated: February 3, 2014
Last verified: February 2014
  Purpose

The School of Public Health of HKU collaborates with the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKSCC) to conduct a district-based mega-project "Happy Family Kitchen", which using "eating" and "the kitchen" as a platform, to make the effort to improve effective communication in Hong Kong families.

The "HFK 2" project is a enhanced version of HFK project, which plan to be conducted in the Tsuen Wan, Kwai Chung and Tsing Yi district from August 2012 to August 2013. This project adopts a cluster-randomized controlled design, with the application of positive psychology concepts as a theoretical framework. A community-based participatory (CBP) approach, which is an effective way to engage public health researchers and community members (NGOs, schools, other major stakeholders, and participants), will be used. Both quantitative and qualitative methods will be used in the evaluation of major outcomes (participants' family relationship and 3Hs) at different time points throughout the project. Process evaluation will be performed to evaluate the process of each component of the project. The whole project includes two phases:

Phase 1: Model enhancement- an enhanced model of project is started with the training the trainer workshop to build capacity among the community partners. After that, the trained community partners design and conduct the district-based intervention programmes by using one of the five themes of the positive psychology framework, which teach the participants to practice positive behaviors for improving family communication, and in turn promote the 3Hs. The five themes are joy, flow, gratitude, savoring and listening. The pre-, post-, 4 weeks and 3 month follow up questionnaire surveys are conducted to assess the effectiveness of the programmes. All of the participating NGOs and schools will be randomly allocated into three groups:

Intervention arm 1: core session intervention + booster intervention; Intervention arm 2: only core session intervention; Control arm: waiting list control, only questionnaire evaluations can be conducted at different time points.

A subsequent qualitative study is conducted to further explore the outcomes, the problems and the requirements from the programmes.

Phase 2: Model scaling up- A series of Professional Tool Kits consist of practice guides and evaluation tools for different service settings will be published with the contribution of participating NGOs and project partners. The tool kits will be the key reference and be further disseminated to a wider scope. A series of Professional Practice Seminars will be organized in different regions (including Hong Kong, Kowloon and New Territories). Social work practitioners of various service settings will be invited to attend the seminars. The evidence-based professional tool kits will be introduced and distributed in the seminar. Clinical psychologist will be the speaker on how to apply positive psychology in practice, and HKU staff will also illustrate the use of evaluation tools in assessing the outcome of the program. Participating NGOs of this project will be invited to share their practice experience in Tsuen Wan and Kwai Tsing district as well. another new edition of Happy Family Cookbook will be published and distributed to the whole territory. The new edition will be enhanced with more attractive content including healthy recipes and tips for positive communication etc. To enhance the interactivity of the cookbook, related apps for mobile devices will be developed for public free download.


Condition Intervention
Family Communication
Family Health
Happiness and Harmony
Behavioral: Core intervention program
Behavioral: Booster session
Behavioral: Control only (Tea gathering)

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A "Happy Family Kitchen" Initiative for Promoting Family Health, Happiness, and Harmony in Tsuen Wan, Kwai Chung and Tsing Yi District

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Further study details as provided by The University of Hong Kong:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Changes in family communication from baseline to 3 months after intervention [ Time Frame: Pre-intervention (Up to 2 days before), immediate post- intervention (Up to 2 weeks after), four weeks and three months after intervention. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Family communication will be assessed by the Family communication scale.

  • Changes in family happiness from baseline to 3 months after intervention [ Time Frame: Pre-intervention (Up to 2 days before), immediate post- intervention (Up to 2 weeks after), four weeks and three months after intervention. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Happiness will be determinded by Subjective Happiness Scale and the one item question adopted from Subramanian et al. Self- preceived happiness at the individual and family level will aso be assessed by a 0-10 score at 4 time points.

  • Changes in family health from baseline to 3 months after intervention [ Time Frame: Pre-intervention (Up to 2 days before), immediate post- intervention (Up to 2 weeks after), four weeks and three months after intervention. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Health will be evaluated by the SF-12v2 Health Survey. Harmony will be assessed by a 12-item scale. Self-preceived health, at the individual and family level will also be assessed by a 0-10 score at 4 time points.

  • Changes in family harmony from baseline to 3 months after intervention [ Time Frame: Pre-intervention (Up to 2 days before), immediate post- intervention (Up to 2 weeks after), four weeks and three months after intervention. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Harmony will be assessed by a 12-item scale. Self-preceived harmony, at the individual and family level will also be assessed by a 0-10 score at 4 time points.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Changes in Participants' attitudes towards performing the suggested behaviours from baseline to 3 months after intervention [ Time Frame: Pre-intervention (Up to 2 days before), immediate post- intervention (Up to 2 weeks after), four weeks and three months after intervention. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Questionnaire will be used to evaluate the changes in participants' attitude towards performing the suggested behaviors from baseline to 3 months after intervention.

  • Changes in Participants' intention at performing the suggested behaviours from baseline to 3 months after intervention [ Time Frame: Pre-intervention (Up to 2 days before), immediate post- intervention (Up to 2 weeks after), four weeks and three months after intervention. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Questionnaire will be used to evaluate the changes in participants' intention at performing the suggested behaviors from baseline to 3 months after intervention.

  • Changes in Participants' frequency of performing the suggested behaviours from baseline to 3 months after intervention [ Time Frame: Pre-intervention (Up to 2 days before), immediate post- intervention (Up to 2 weeks after), four weeks and three months after intervention. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Questionnaire will be used to evaluate the changes in participants' frequency of performing the suggested behaviors from baseline to 3 months after intervention.

  • Changes in social workers' knowledge of the application of positive psychology in the CBPR project before and after training session [ Time Frame: Pre- and post- training (Up to 2 weeks before and after) ; as well as a 6-month, and 12-month follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Questionnaire will be used to investigate the changes in social workers' knowledge of the application of positive psychology in the CBPR project before and after the training session.

  • Changes in social workers' attitudes of the application of positive psychology in the CBPR project before and after training session [ Time Frame: Pre- and post- training (Up to 2 weeks before and after) ; as well as a 6-month, and 12-month follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Questionnaire will be used to investigate the changes in social workers' attitudes of the application of positive psychology in the CBPR project before and after the training session.

  • Changes in social workers' self-competence of the application of positive psychology in the CBPR project before and after training session [ Time Frame: Pre- and post- training (Up to 2 weeks before and after) ; as well as a 6-month, and 12-month follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Questionnaire will be used to investigate the changes in social workers' self-competence of the application of positive psychology in the CBPR project before and after the training session.

  • Changes in social workers' knowledge of the application of logic model in the CBPR project before and after training session [ Time Frame: Pre- and post- training (Up to 2 weeks before and after) ; as well as a 6-month, and 12-month follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Questionnaire will be used to investigate the changes in social workers' knowledge of the application of logic model in the CBPR project before and after the training session.

  • Changes in social workers' attitudes of the application of logic model in the CBPR project before and after training session [ Time Frame: Pre- and post- training (Up to 2 weeks before and after) ; as well as a 6-month, and 12-month follow-upediate post- intervention (Up to 2 weeks after), four weeks and three months after intervention. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Questionnaire will be used to investigate the changes in social workers' attitudes of the application of logic model in the CBPR project before and after the training session.

  • Changes in social workers' self-competence of the application of logic model in the CBPR project before and after training session [ Time Frame: Pre- and post- training (Up to 2 weeks before and after) ; as well as a 6-month, and 12-month follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Questionnaire will be used to investigate the changes in social workers' self-competence of the application of logic model in the CBPR project before and after the training session.

  • Changes in social workers' knowledge of the application of process evaluation in the CBPR project before and after training session [ Time Frame: Pre- and post- training (Up to 2 weeks before and after) ; as well as a 6-month, and 12-month follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Questionnaire will be used to investigate the changes in social workers' knowledge of the application of process evaluation in the CBPR project before and after the training session.

  • Changes in social workers' attitudes of the application of process evaluation in the CBPR project before and after training session [ Time Frame: Pre- and post- training (Up to 2 weeks before and after) ; as well as a 6-month, and 12-month follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Questionnaire will be used to investigate the changes in social workers' attitudes of the application of process evaluation in the CBPR project before and after the training session.

  • Changes in social workers' self-competence of the application of process evaluation in the CBPR project before and after training session [ Time Frame: Pre- and post- training (Up to 2 weeks before and after) ; as well as a 6-month, and 12-month follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Questionnaire will be used to investigate the changes in social workers' self-competence of the application of process evaluation in the CBPR project before and after the training session.

  • The social impact of the CBPR project [ Time Frame: Post intervention program (Up to 3 months after) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Evaluated by conducting community stakeholders' in-depth interviews.

  • The process of community based intervention programme [ Time Frame: Observe in every session of the community based intervention programme, including core intervention sessions, booster sessions, and tea-gathering sessions. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Assessed by a Process Evaluation on-site observation form, and a series of checklists including Resources input record sheet, Participants' attendance form, Programme rundown, Attendance record form, and NGOs' final report. The components of process evaluation, including context, reach, dose delivered, dose received, fidelity and recruitment will be assessed.


Estimated Enrollment: 2000
Study Start Date: August 2012
Study Completion Date: September 2013
Primary Completion Date: June 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Group A
Subjects will have a core session intervention and booster intervention; questionnaire evaluation is conducted at baseline, post-session, pre-booster and 3 month after core session.
Behavioral: Core intervention program Behavioral: Booster session
Experimental: Group B
Subjects will only have a core session intervention; Questionnaire evaluation are conducted at baseline (T1-baseline), post-session (T2), 4 weeks after core session (T3) and 3 month after core session (T4).
Behavioral: Core intervention program
Group C
Group C is a waiting list control, only questionnaire evaluations can be conducted at T1-baseline, T3- tea gathering and T4- 3 month after baseline evaluation; when finish T4 evaluation, the core session and booster can be optionally conducted subsequently.
Behavioral: Control only (Tea gathering)

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  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion criteria:

  1. For the district-based programmes, and focus groups of participants:

    Participants aged six or above, who can communicate with social workers, and who are currently residing in Tsuen Wan, Kwai Chung and Tsing Yi District /are service users of the corresponding NGO/ are students in Tsuen Wan, Kwai Chung and Tsing Yi District. Participants who are between six and eight years old are required to be assisted individually by social workers in completing questionnaires.

  2. For the social workers' training programme, the health education forum, the practice wisdom forum and focus groups of social workers:

    Social or community workers who can read Chinese and speak Cantonese, and are currently working in selected social service organizations or government agencies in the Tsuen Wan, Kwai Chung and Tsing Yi District.

  3. In-depth interviews of community stakeholders: community stakeholders who can read Chinese and speak Cantonese, and are currently working in the social service organizations (participate or not participant in this project) or government agencies in the Tsuen Wan, Kwai Chung and Tsing Yi District.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Participants who fail to meet the inclusion criteria
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01796275

Locations
China
Hong Kong Council of Social Service
Hong Kong, China, 852
Sponsors and Collaborators
The University of Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Council of Social Services
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Sophia SC Chan, PhD The University of Hong Kong
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Prof. Sophia Siu-chee Chan, Professor, The University of Hong Kong
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01796275     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HFK2
Study First Received: February 19, 2013
Last Updated: February 3, 2014
Health Authority: Hong Kong: Ethics Committee

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on November 20, 2014