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Evaluation of a Teaching Curriculum on Disruptive Behaviour Disorders

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03151187
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified January 2018 by Asif Doja, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : May 12, 2017
Last Update Posted : January 31, 2018
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
University of Manitoba
University of Calgary
Dalhousie University
Children's Hospital of Western Ontario
Northern Ontario School of Medicine
McMaster University
University of Alberta
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Asif Doja, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario

Brief Summary:
The investigators have initiated an education program for residents on the diagnosis and management of disruptive behavior disorders in children. These will be presented as two 2-hour modules to be delivered at an academic half-day for pediatric trainees across Canada. We plan to evaluate the effectiveness of the curriculum by administering a pre and post test. Pediatric residents in Canada all participate in a practical assessment of their skills (an Observed Structured Clinical Examination or OSCE). The investigators plan to develop on OSCE station which assesses the curriculum and randomize programs to do the curriculum either before or after the OSCE. This will help us determine how effective the curriculum is at teaching about disruptive behaviours.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Disruptive Behavior Other: Teaching intervention Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 278 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Sequential Assignment
Intervention Model Description:

All programs in Canada utilize a joint OSCE where trainees in all programs do the same OSCE stations twice a year. This allows programs to compare their trainees with the performance of trainees at other centres. This OSCE's typically occur in the Spring and Fall of every year. Our OSCE station will be used as a station in one of these joint OSCE's.

In our study, the timing of the educational intervention will randomized; we will utilize a cluster randomization method by grouping sites by the size of their training program. Sites in each group will then be randomized to have trainees complete the educational intervention either before or after doing the OSCE station we have developed.

Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Other
Official Title: Assessment of the Impact of a Teaching Curriculum on Disruptive Behavior Disorders in Children and Youth: A Pilot Study
Actual Study Start Date : August 1, 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date : May 31, 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : May 31, 2018

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Curriculum administered prior to OSCE
Programs randomized to this arm will receive the teaching intervention (two 2 hour lectures) prior to the OSCE.
Other: Teaching intervention
Two two hour teaching modules on the diagnosis and treatment of disruptive behaviour disorders in children and youth

Active Comparator: Curriculum administered after OSCE
Programs randomized to this arm will receive the teaching intervention (two 2 hour lectures) after the OSCE.
Other: Teaching intervention
Two two hour teaching modules on the diagnosis and treatment of disruptive behaviour disorders in children and youth




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. OSCE scores [ Time Frame: OSCE scores will be obtained either between 1-6 months before or 1-6 months after the teaching intervention ]
    Observed Structured Clinical Encounter Score


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pre and Post test scores [ Time Frame: The first test will be done the day of the teaching intervention, 5 minutes prior to the intervention being given. The test will then be re-administered 5 minutes after the conclusion of the intervention. ]
    A knowledge based multiple choice question test will be used



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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • General pediatrics residents enrolled in one of the general pediatrics training programs in Canada. Post-graduate years (PGY) 1-4 will be approached for the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Residents not giving informed consent to have their scores shared with the researchers

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03151187


Contacts
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Contact: Asif Doja, MD 613-737-7600 ext 3358 adoja@cheo.on.ca
Contact: Hilary Writer, MD 613-737-7600 hwriter@cheo.on.ca

Locations
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Canada, Ontario
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Recruiting
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1H 8L1
Contact: Asif Doja, MD    613-737-7600 ext 3358    adoja@cheo.on.ca   
Contact: Hilary Writer, MD    613-737-7600    hwriter@cheo.on.ca   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
University of Manitoba
University of Calgary
Dalhousie University
Children's Hospital of Western Ontario
Northern Ontario School of Medicine
McMaster University
University of Alberta
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Asif Doja, MD Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
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Responsible Party: Asif Doja, Associate Professor, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03151187    
Other Study ID Numbers: 15/163X
First Posted: May 12, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 31, 2018
Last Verified: January 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Mental Disorders
Problem Behavior
Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders
Behavioral Symptoms
Neurodevelopmental Disorders