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Evaluating a Participatory Nutrition Education Model on Nutrition Literacy of Adolescent Girls in Rural Ghana.

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03704649
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : October 15, 2018
Last Update Posted : October 15, 2018
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
University of Ghana
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
McGill University

Brief Summary:
Adolescent girls in the Upper Manya Krobo (UMK) district, Ghana are disproportionately burdened by ill-health in relation to their male counterparts. Research also shows that this demographic lacks access to nutrition education and health services. This research aims to assess the feasibility and influence of an intervention that utilizes a participatory video education model on adolescent girls' nutrition knowledge, dietary habits and health behaviour. To address our research objectives, we will conduct a school-based cluster randomized control pilot trial with adolescent girls, 12-16 years of age, who are part of existing girls' clubs in 20 schools of the Upper Manya Krobo district. The intervention group (10 schools) will use a participatory video education model and the control group consists of standard-of-care education received in regular girls' club gatherings. The intervention groups develop a storyboard and produce a short 5-7 minute film on a nutritional issue. These videos can be used by teachers as a means of sharing nutrition information with students and in stimulating discussion around the nutrition topic. Baseline and end line surveys will be conducted to assess nutrition literacy indicators and nutrition behaviour. We will use surveys to assess nutritional knowledge and attitude; food frequency questionnaire to record dietary intakes; and in-depth interviews with participants and school staff to assess challenges and strengths of the nutrition education model being delivered.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Malnutrition Adolescent Development Adolescent Behavior Behavioral: Participatory video Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 400 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Participatory Video Nutrition Education Trial on Nutrition Literacy With Adolescent Girls in the Upper Manya Krobo District, Ghana.
Estimated Study Start Date : November 1, 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 30, 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : August 30, 2019

Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: Standard nutrition education
The comparison group for the participatory video intervention.
Experimental: Participatory nutrition education
Intervention arm integrates participatory video model to standard girls' club sessions to promote nutrition education.
Behavioral: Participatory video
Participatory video education is an intervention model that gives communities the film-making skills necessary to make videos that can be used in nutrition promotion. For the purposes of this study, we will be using a participatory video model as an approach to educate participants in a school-based girls club on nutrition education topics. Participants are taught how to use film equipment and accompanied to draft scripts, create characters, video-record the shots, and act (if they wish) in the video. These videos will be used in the group as a means of sharing nutrition information with students and in stimulating discussion around the nutrition topic.
Other Name: Community-led video education




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in nutrition literacy indicators [ Time Frame: 8-10 months ]
    Survey questionnaire will record functional, interactive and critical nutrition literacy indicators that will be used to assess change in nutrition literacy outcome.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in psychological health behaviour change indicators [ Time Frame: 8-10 months ]
    Survey questionnaire will record psychological health behaviour change indicators such as changes in self-efficacy and intention to change behavior.

  2. Change in dietary choices [ Time Frame: 8-10 months ]
    Survey questionnaire will record changes in dietary habits through the use do a food frequency questionnaire.

  3. Feasibility - process evaluation [ Time Frame: 8-10 months ]
    Input into the feasibility of the protocol emerging from focus group discussions and in-depth interviews with staff and participants



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Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 16 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Gender Based Eligibility:   Yes
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Is a female participant of girls' club in the school that was randomly selected to participate in the study
  • Resides in the Upper Manya Krobo district.
  • Is 12 to 16 years of age

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Does not speak local dialect - Krobo.

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Contacts
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Contact: Mona Ghadirian, MPH 514 835 6884 mona.ghadirian@mail.mcgill.ca
Contact: Grace Marquis, PhD 514 398 7839 grace.marquis@mcgill.ca

Locations
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Canada, Quebec
McGill University Not yet recruiting
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3A 2T5
Contact: Grace Marquis, PhD    514 398 7839    grace.marquis@mcgill.ca   
Principal Investigator: Mona Ghadirian, MPH         
Principal Investigator: Grace Marquis, PhD         
Ghana
University of Ghana Not yet recruiting
Legon, Ghana
Contact: Naa Dodua Dodoo, PhD    +233 24 457 4434    NDodoo@ug.edu.gh   
Sponsors and Collaborators
McGill University
University of Ghana
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Grace Marquis, PhD McGill University

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Responsible Party: McGill University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03704649     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: QES01
First Posted: October 15, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 15, 2018
Last Verified: October 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

Keywords provided by McGill University:
Nutrition
Literacy
Education
Adolescent
Girl
Participatory
Video
Ghana

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Malnutrition
Nutrition Disorders