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Assessing the Effectiveness of a Health Literacy Intervention in the Workplace

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01103986
First Posted: April 15, 2010
Last Update Posted: June 27, 2011
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Information provided by:
Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a health literacy/motivational intervention in a workplace setting. Parents will be taught how to use a child health book to lessen inappropriate use of physician services and improve parent confidence in their ability to identify and obtain necessary assistance when their children are ill.

Condition Intervention
Health Literacy Behavioral: Motivational/health literacy education (Test group) Behavioral: Control Group

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Assessing the Effectiveness of a Health Literacy Intervention in the Workplace: A Quasi-experimental Pre-post Randomized Controlled Study

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Further study details as provided by Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • number of non emergency room clinician visits [ Time Frame: within 1 week prior to class and 90 days post-class ]
    Determine if parents/primary caregivers' attendance at a class to learn how to use a child health book leads to fewer non-emergency room clinician visits for their children.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • number of emergency department visits [ Time Frame: within 1 week prior to class and 90 days post-class ]
    To determine if parents/primary caregivers attending a class to learn how to use a child health book leads to fewer emergency department visits

  • pre and post intervention measures of self-identified competency. [ Time Frame: within 1 week prior to class and 90 days post-class ]
    To assess feelings of parents/primary caregiver competence in appropriately managing their children's illnesses using pre and post intervention measures of self-identified competency.


Estimated Enrollment: 184
Study Start Date: January 2010
Study Completion Date: November 2010
Primary Completion Date: November 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: Control Group Behavioral: Control Group
No intervention
Experimental: motivational/ health literacy education Behavioral: Motivational/health literacy education (Test group)
Attend a 1-hour class to learn how to use the book "What to Do When Your Child Gets Sick."

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • currently employed at the Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, MO or KS, or working under contract
  • parent/legally authorized representative/primary care giver taking care of a child birth to 12 years old

Exclusion Criteria:

  • non-English speaking and reading
  • under 18 years old unless a minor parent
  • a medical or nursing degree (MD, DO, Physician's Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, RN or LPN)
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01103986


Locations
United States, Missouri
The Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Kansas City, Missouri, United States, 64108
Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Nancy A Neilan, MT (ASCP) The Children's Mercy Hospital
  More Information

Publications:
Ensuring Positive Health Outcomes in Head Start Children and Famiies Pilot Study, Executive Summary. Herman A, September 2002

Responsible Party: Nancy A. Neilan, Advanced Clinical Research Coordinator, The Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01103986     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0912-255X
First Submitted: February 1, 2010
First Posted: April 15, 2010
Last Update Posted: June 27, 2011
Last Verified: June 2011

Keywords provided by Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City:
health literacy
consumer health information
patient education as topics/methods
patient participation