Improving Knowledge About Infertility; an Online Educational Tool
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.
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
|Official Title:||Improving Knowledge About Infertility Etiologies, Risk Factors, Treatments and Fertility Myths; an Online Educational Tool|
- Mean change in total score on knowledge test [ Time Frame: 7 days after viewing educational video ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]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.
- Effect of demographic characteristics on mean change in total score on knowledge test. [ Time Frame: 7 days after viewing educational video ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]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.
|Study Start Date:||August 2013|
|Study Completion Date:||October 2014|
|Primary Completion Date:||September 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
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.
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.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01916356
|Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Queen's University|
|Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L3N6|
|Principal Investigator:||Robert L Reid, M.D.||Queen's University|