Prevention of Traumatic Brain Injury in Youth and Adolescents

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Vernon Barnes, Georgia Regents University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01629121
First received: June 19, 2012
Last updated: June 19, 2013
Last verified: June 2013

June 19, 2012
June 19, 2013
September 2010
August 2011   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
parental report of bicycle helmet use [ Time Frame: change for baseline in bicycle helmet wearing at 1 and 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
A series of mixed model univariate analyses were used to determine group differences across the follow-ups on helmet wearing.
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Prevention of Traumatic Brain Injury in Youth and Adolescents
Prevention of Traumatic Brain Injury in Youth and Adolescents

The hypothesis was that the implementation of a Safe Kids East Central brain injury prevention program targeting children and caregivers admitted to the Georgia Health Sciences University Children's Medical Center is feasible and that short-term treatment effects of injury prevention education on the child or adolescent and the caregiver will increase bicycle helmet use.

The overarching goal of this project is to reduce traumatic brain injury in children and adolescents by promoting bicycle helmet use via an inpatient educational program. The Safe Kids East Central injury prevention educational program was customized for hospitalized subjects and their caregivers. The investigators hypothesized that this program would increase bicycle helmet use.

Interventional
Phase 1
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Focus of Study: Bicycle Helmet Wearing Compliance
Behavioral: education intervention

The brain injury prevention education intervention included case scenarios as well as education about the benefits of bicycle helmet use. The intervention was designed to be sensitive to the age and educational level of the study participant and his or her parents. Educational materials were chosen to provide use of the five senses to enhance the learning experience. The intervention took place in the privacy of the patient's hospital room. The study was designed so as not to interfere with the hospital standard of care.

The proper way to fit the bicycle helmet was demonstrated.

  • Experimental: education intervention
    The intervention delivered education about the benefits of bicycle helmet use and safety and was designed to be sensitive to the age and educational level of the study participant.
    Intervention: Behavioral: education intervention
  • No Intervention: control
    Printed materials were given to the control group, along with a helmet for each participant.
Barnes VA, Maria BL, Caldwell AL, Hopkins I. Prevention of Traumatic Brain Injury in Youth and Adolescents. J Child Neurol. 2012 Nov 8. [Epub ahead of print]

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Completed
120
August 2011
August 2011   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Hospitalized in-patients in the Children's Medical Center;
  • Projected length of stay >24 hours;
  • Mentally and physically fit to complete the educational program;
  • History of regular (>1x per week) bicycle riding;
  • All racial/ethnic groups.
Both
5 Years to 18 Years
Yes
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United States
 
NCT01629121
GHSF11085
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Vernon Barnes, Georgia Regents University
Georgia Regents University
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Principal Investigator: Vernon A Barnes, PhD Georgia Regents University
Georgia Regents University
June 2013

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