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Retention and Retrieval for Three Different Training Methods

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified July 2009 by Doczero.
Recruitment status was:  Enrolling by invitation
Ambulance Oost
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First received: July 2, 2009
Last updated: July 6, 2009
Last verified: July 2009

The hypotheses that will be studied are:

H0: Providers trained by a web based application for skill competency in basic life support (BLS) and automated external defibrillation (AED) are as competent as those who were trained by certified instructors using the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) curriculum

H00-1: Providers who trained themselves with the used of web based training are more competent when they had a personal manikin for home exercise compared to providers who trained themselves with only a web based training

H0-2: Providers who did not receive any training will score lower than those who did.

Research questions for this study are:

  1. What are the results in skill competency for non trained people?
  2. What are the results in skill competency for trained people immediately after training?
  3. What is the retention of skills for trained and non trained people after six months?

Condition Intervention
Improvement of BLS/AED Training Methods
Other: ERC-training by instructor
Other: Web-based training only
Other: Web-based training with a personal training manikin

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Investigator)
Official Title: Do we Need an Instructor, or a Manikin to Learn BLS/AED, or is Web Based Training as Good as Instructor Based Training?

Further study details as provided by Doczero:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Kruskal-Wallis [ Time Frame: 10-2007 - 03-2009 ]

Estimated Enrollment: 280
Study Start Date: October 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: March 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Control-1
ERC-training by instructor
Other: ERC-training by instructor
Standard way of training with an instructor
No Intervention: Control-2
No intervention
Experimental: Experimental-1
Web-based training only
Other: Web-based training only
Experimental way of training with a web based training application
Experimental: Experimental-2
Web-based training with a personal training manikin
Other: Web-based training with a personal training manikin
Experimental way of training with a web based training application and a simple personal training manikin


Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • willing to follow a BLS/AED course

Exclusion Criteria:

  • CPR training within the last five years
  • professional health care provider
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00933660

Sponsors and Collaborators
Ambulance Oost
Principal Investigator: Wiebe de Vries, MSc Doczero
Study Chair: Koenraad Monsieurs, Professor University Hospital, Ghent
Study Director: Joost Bierens, Professor VU Medical Centre
Study Chair: Rudolph Koster, PhD Academical Medical Centre Amsterdam
  More Information

Responsible Party: Wiebe de Vries, Doczero Identifier: NCT00933660     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 081203_Ed-web
Study First Received: July 2, 2009
Last Updated: July 6, 2009

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