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Improving Child Restraint Installation

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03508843
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 26, 2018
Results First Posted : October 18, 2019
Last Update Posted : October 18, 2019
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
David Schwebel, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Brief Summary:

The investigators will conduct a pre-post trial with 150 parents in rural South Central Montana. The study will recruit families to cooperating community locations (e.g., churches, public libraries) to participate in research evaluating the efficacy of parents installing restraints with guidance from a remotely-located technician using interactive virtual presence. Following informed consent procedures, parents will complete a brief survey on behaviors, attitudes, and perceptions about child safety and restraints while an on-site technician evaluates baseline safety of the restraint. Parents will then engage remotely using their personal smartphone with an off-site certified car seat technician, obtaining advice to install the child restraint properly via the HelpLightning interactive virtual presence app. Following the remote interaction, the on-site technician will again inspect the restraint using the validated checklist (and correct any errors prior to the participant leaving). The overall goal is to demonstrate installation of child restraints can be effectively accomplished to rural populations using interactive virtual presence. The study has 2 specific aims:

Specific Aim 1. Demonstrate technological and behavioral efficacy of providing instructions on child restraint installation remotely to rural populations. Demonstrate >95% of interactions proceed without technical problems, without reports of communication difficulty on either end of the exchange (the parent or the technician), and without interruption.

Specific Aim 2. Identify accuracy of child restraint installation by parents using instructions provided by a remotely-located certified technician via interactive virtual presence. Demonstrate installation in this manner achieves ≥90% accuracy across all aspects of child restraint installation. Demonstrate installation in this manner significantly reduces restraint installation errors.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Car Seat Installation Behavioral: interactive virtual presence Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 150 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Improving Child Restraint Installation in Rural America Through Interactive Virtual Presence
Actual Study Start Date : June 9, 2018
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 13, 2018
Actual Study Completion Date : October 13, 2018

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: interactive virtual presence
install a car seat using advice from a remotely-located certified car seat technician communicating via interactive virtual presence
Behavioral: interactive virtual presence
installing the car seat with advice via interactive virtual presence




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of Participants Who Accurately Select a Safe Child Restraint [ Time Frame: immediately (< 5 minutes) after the car seat is installed ]
    accurate selection of a safe child restraint that was proper for the child's age and size

  2. Number of Participants Who Install the Child Restraint Accurately Into the Vehicle [ Time Frame: immediately (< 5 minutes) after the car seat is installed ]
    accurate installation of the child restraint into the vehicle

  3. Number of Participants Who Properly Position the Child Restraint in the Vehicle [ Time Frame: immediately (< 5 minutes) after the car seat is installed ]
    proper positioning of the child restraint in the vehicle



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • communicate in English
  • drive a vehicle with one or more car seats present
  • willing to install a car seat into the vehicle

Exclusion Criteria:

  • none

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03508843


Locations
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United States, Alabama
UAB Youth Safety Lab, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35294
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: David C Schwebel, PhD University of Alabama at Birmingham
  Study Documents (Full-Text)

Documents provided by David Schwebel, University of Alabama at Birmingham:

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Responsible Party: David Schwebel, University Professor & Associate Dean, University of Alabama at Birmingham
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03508843     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 300001220
First Posted: April 26, 2018    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: October 18, 2019
Last Update Posted: October 18, 2019
Last Verified: October 2019
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