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Improving Knowledge About Infertility; an Online Educational Tool

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01916356
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 5, 2013
Last Update Posted : December 2, 2014
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Robert Reid, Queen's University

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of an online informational video in improving knowledge about infertility in couples experiencing problems conceiving. A pilot study will be conducted with first and second year medical students.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Infertility Other: educational video Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
This study is being conducted to assess how a short, online educational video changes knowledge about fertility and infertility in couples attending an infertility clinic for the first time. Participants will complete a questionnaire testing knowledge about infertility and general demographic information (age, gender, previous information sources on infertility, etc.) will be collected. Participants will then be directed to a short video on infertility. One week later, participants will return to the site to complete the infertility test questions a second time in order to test memory retention. The focus of both the questionnaire and educational video will be basic reproductive biology, infertility risk factors, etiologies and treatments and fertility myths.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 72 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Improving Knowledge About Infertility Etiologies, Risk Factors, Treatments and Fertility Myths; an Online Educational Tool
Study Start Date : August 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2014

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Infertility
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: educational video
Change in participant's infertility knowledge before and after watching the educational video covering the topics of basic reproductive biology, infertility etiologies, risk factors, treatments and common myths.
Other: educational video
Educational video covering topics of basic reproductive biology, infertility etiologies, risk factors, treatments and common myths.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Mean change in total score on knowledge test [ Time Frame: 7 days after viewing educational video ]
    Participants will complete an online knowledge test pre- and post-educational video. The mean change in knowledge score for each participant will be used as the primary outcome.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Effect of demographic characteristics on mean change in total score on knowledge test. [ Time Frame: 7 days after viewing educational video ]
    The effect of demographic variables (age, gender, education level, previous sources of information on infertility and rating of their current infertility knowledge) on infertility knowledge test scores.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Women between the ages of 18 and 60 years
  • Men between the ages of 18 and 60 years
  • Booking an appointment at the infertility clinic for the first time
  • Access to a computer with internet connection
  • For pilot study: students must be in first or second year medical school before teaching on infertility

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous appointment at the infertility clinic/ previous medical specialist counsel about infertility
  • Completion of the study surveys after their appointment at the infertility clinic

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01916356


Locations
Canada, Ontario
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L3N6
Sponsors and Collaborators
Queen's University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Robert L Reid, M.D. Queen's University

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Robert Reid, Professor, Queen's University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01916356     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: OBGY-241-1 6009929
First Posted: August 5, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 2, 2014
Last Verified: December 2014

Keywords provided by Robert Reid, Queen's University:
Infertility
Education
Risk Factors
Fertility knowledge
Fertility myths

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Infertility
Genital Diseases, Male
Genital Diseases, Female