Presenting Summary Information From Cochrane Systematic Reviews
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02918656|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 29, 2016
Last Update Posted : December 20, 2016
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Understanding Cochrane Systematic Reviews||Other: Infographic presentation of health information Other: PLS presentation of health information Other: Scientific abstract presentation of health information||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||171 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Primary Purpose:||Health Services Research|
|Official Title:||Presenting Summary Information From Cochrane Systematic Reviews: Randomized Controlled Trial of Infographics Presentation vs. Standard Word Summaries|
|Study Start Date :||October 2016|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||October 2016|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||October 2016|
Infographic presentation of health information
Other: Infographic presentation of health information
The students in this group will read Cochrane systematic review summary in infographics format.
Infographics format is a form of visual presentation of results of systematic review, supported by pictures and graphs.
Active Comparator: Plain Language Summary
PLS presentation of health information
Other: PLS presentation of health information
The students randomized in PLS group will read text format with simple explanation of the survey topic main findings which is intended for lay audience.
Active Comparator: Scientific abstract
Scientific abstract presentation of health information
Other: Scientific abstract presentation of health information
The students in scientific abstract group will read the the text written for the academic population and practitioners.
- Understanding [ Time Frame: One-hour after the intervention ]The primary outcome of the study is the score on a understanding test with ten questions about information contained in all three forms of presentation, titled as "Understanding information about external cephalic version for breech presentation before term" (Hutton et al, 2015). The questions will focus on understanding the benefits and risks of the intervention and the quality of evidence described in the systematic review. Each correctly answered question will be awarded one point, with a maximum of 10 points. The scale was specifically designed for this research, they ask about the information contained in all three abstract format and all questions are open-ended.
- Reading experience [ Time Frame: One hour after the intervention ]This section of the survey will include 5 questions about the experience of participants about the text they read, measured on a 10-point Likert type scale, where 1 means do not agree at all and 10 means fully agree. The total score is the sum of scores on all five answers (maximum 50).
- Accessibility of relevant information [ Time Frame: One hour after the intervention ]This section of the survey will have 5 questions concerning how easy it was for the participant to find relevant information, measured by a10-point Likert type scale where the answer 1 means I do not agree at all and 10 means I fully agree. The total score is the sum of scores on all the answers (maximum 50).
- Health numeracy score [ Time Frame: One hour after the intervention ]This section will use 6-item General health numeracy test (Osborne et al., 2013) in order to determine how much our participants understand the basic health instructions regarding numeracy dimension. For each correct answer, the participants receive one point and the total score is the sum of all correct answers.
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02918656
|School of Medicine|
|Split, Croatia, 21000|
|Principal Investigator:||Ana Marušić, MD, PhD||Professor at Medical School of Split|