Helping Children's Centres to Enhance Home Safety
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
Many children have accidents, some are very serious and they are a major cause of death in children aged 1-4 years. Many accidents are preventable This study aims to find out the best way to help Children's Centres to provide home safety information about preventing fires to parents and carers of young children.
36 Children's Centres in four study centres, Nottingham, Bristol, Norwich and Newcastle will be recruited to the study. 30 families will be recruited from each Children's Centre. Children's Centres serving the most deprived populations will be eligible to take part.
Families will be eligible to take part if they have attended a participating Children's Centre in the previous three months, have parents who are 16 years or older, have a child under three years old and live within the catchment area of that Children's Centre. When 30 families have been recruited that Centre will be allocated, at random, to one of three groups. Children's Centres in group one will be provided with guidance about preventing fire-related injuries (an Injury Prevention Briefing (IPB))and help and support to implement the IPB, the second group will be sent the IPB and the third group will not be provided with the IPB ('usual care'). Children's Centres will devise their own programmes of safety advice for parents based on the IPB.
At recruitment and 12 months later, families and Children's Centres will complete questionnaires about fire safety practices. Children's Centres will also complete a paper-based tool about the implementation process at 12 months. Information about barriers and facilitators to implementing the IPB will be collected through interviews with Children's Centre staff.
The study will run from May 2011 to March 2014.
|Burns Smoke Inhalation Injury||Behavioral: Injury Prevention Briefing Plus facilitation Behavioral: Injury Prevention Briefing|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||Keeping Children Safe at Home: Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial of the Implementation of an Injury Prevention Briefing in Children's Centres for the Prevention of Fire-related Injuries|
- The proportion of families who have a fire escape plan (ascertained from self-completion questionnaire). [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
- The proportion of Childrens Centres providing information and advice on the prevention of fire-related injury including [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
|Study Start Date:||June 2011|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||March 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Active Comparator: Injury Prevention Briefing and facilitation
Children's Centres will be given an Injury Prevention Briefing which offers guidance on best evidence on reducing fire related injuries in the home, and facilitation by the research team to support implementation of the IPB
Behavioral: Injury Prevention Briefing Plus facilitation
Injury Prevention Briefing (IPB) to provide best evidence on what works to reduce house fire injuries, and activities to get the evidence into practice. This arm will receive facilitation to support the implementation of the information in the IPB
Active Comparator: Injury Prevention Briefing only
Children's Centres will be given an Injury Prevention Briefing (IPB) , which offers guidance on best evidence on reducing fire related injuries in the home.
Behavioral: Injury Prevention Briefing
Children's centres will receive the Injury Prevention Briefing only.
|No Intervention: Usual Care|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01452191
|Contact: Denise Kendrick||Denise.Kendrick@nottingham.ac.uk|
|Contact: Jane Stewartfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|University of West of England, Bristol||Recruiting|
|Bristol, United Kingdom, BS8 2BN|
|Contact: Toity Deave Toity.Deave@uwe.ac.uk|
|Principal Investigator: Elizabeth Towner|
|Newcastle, United Kingdom, NE2 4HH|
|Contact: Adrain Hawkins Adrian.Hawkins@nuth.nhs.uk|
|Principal Investigator: Elaine McColl|
|Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust||Recruiting|
|Norwich, United Kingdom, NR4 7UY|
|Contact: Gosia Majsak-Newman GOSIA.MAJSAK-NEWMAN@nnuh.nhs.uk|
|Principal Investigator: Richard Reading|
|University of Nottingham||Recruiting|
|Nottingham, United Kingdom, NG7 2RD|
|Contact: Jane Stewart email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator: Denise Kendrick|
|Principal Investigator:||Denise Kendrick||University of Nottingham|