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Role of Technology in Improving Asthma Management In School Staff

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03530813
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 21, 2018
Last Update Posted : May 25, 2018
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Stephanie Francis, Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

Brief Summary:

The Asthma First Aid Management for School Staff eBook has been developed for the purpose of providing a multimedia self-directed training resource for school staff. The eBook will be accessible to both primary and secondary school staff; it has the advantage over conventional face to face training in that it can be used for learning when convenient, regardless of geographical location. The eBook has been designed to provide school staff with an alternative training option in contrast to a structured time scheduled face to face asthma first aid management training session. The content of the eBook is based on the information from the current Sydney Children's Hospital, Aiming for Asthma Improvement in Children "School Champion Asthma Management Program" (SCAMP) face to face training course.

This study has been designed to determine the effectiveness of the eBook in meeting the asthma first aid management training needs of school staff, prior to its implementation and uploading to the Apple iBook store where it will be freely available to school staff internationally.

The study will involve school staff being randomized into one of the following two training groups:

Group 1 - a three hour face to face School Champion Asthma Management Program training session (Standard training; control group) Group 2 - completion of the self-directed Asthma First Aid Management for School Staff eBook (Technology assisted learning) The school staff will be required to complete pre and post training validated asthma knowledge questionnaires which will measure improvements in knowledge and confidence. In addition, demographic data will be collected.

The researchers hypothesize that the eBook will provide school staff with an alternative mode of training that will effectively increase school staff asthma management knowledge and confidence. We aim to investigate if this training is superior to the current three hour face to face School Champion Asthma Management Program training.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Asthma in Children Other: Ebook Asthma First Aid in School Training Other: Face-To-Face Asthma First Aid in Schools Training Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 148 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Intervention Model Description: Prospective Randomised Parallel Study
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Other
Official Title: Role of Technology in Improving Asthma Management In School Staff
Actual Study Start Date : August 12, 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 14, 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : December 14, 2016

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MedlinePlus related topics: Asthma First Aid

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Face-To-Face Group
Asthma First Aid Management in Schools 3 Hour Face to Face Training Group, selected a training session to attend in their local area.
Other: Face-To-Face Asthma First Aid in Schools Training
School Asthma First Aid Management Program 3 Hour Face to Face Training

Experimental: Ebook Group
Asthma Management in Schools eBook training group were sent a cloudStor link to download and complete training
Other: Ebook Asthma First Aid in School Training
Technology assisted, self-directed learning eBook resource




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in Asthma First Aid Knowledge Questionnaire Knowledge (AFAKQ) Questionnaire [ Time Frame: Group1 Pre-questionnaire completed onsite at training, prior to commencement & post completed immediately following 3hour training. Group 2 PreQuestionniare emailed 1 wk prior to ebook link being sent & post to be completed within 3 wks of receiving link ]
    AFAKQ is a 14 item validated questionnare developed and validated by the University Of Sydney, Australia. Faculty Of Pharmacy


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in Asthma Management Self-Confidence Questionnaire [ Time Frame: Group1 Pre-questionnaire completed onsite at training, prior to commencement & post completed immediately following 3hr training. Group 2 PreQuestionniare emailed 1 wk prior to ebook link being sent & post to be completed within 3 wks of receiving link ]
    4 item, 10 point Likert Scale- Self reported skill confidence in emergency asthma mangement . Value no.0 represented as being not confident at all with a scale moving towards the Value no. 10 representing very confident



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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Currently employed as a school staff member in NSW public,private,catholic school
  • Available to attend a 3 hour training session if randomly assigned to group
  • Access to ipad, mac pc or iphone with iphone application installed
  • Literate in English language

Exclusion Criteria

- previously participated in SCAMP


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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03530813


Locations
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Australia, New South Wales
Sydney Childrens Hospital Network
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2110
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sydney Children's Hospitals Network
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Professor Adam Jaffe, BSc(Hons) MD University Of New South Wales. Australia
Publications:

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Responsible Party: Stephanie Francis, Paediatric Registrar, Sydney Children's Hospitals Network
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03530813    
Other Study ID Numbers: LNR/15/SCHN/455
First Posted: May 21, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 25, 2018
Last Verified: May 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 Stephanie Francis, Sydney Children's Hospitals Network:
School
Management
Technology
Asthma Education
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Asthma
Bronchial Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Hypersensitivity
Immune System Diseases