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Registration number
ACTRN12621000890831p
Ethics application status
Submitted, not yet approved
Date submitted
16/06/2021
Date registered
8/07/2021
Date last updated
8/07/2021
Date data sharing statement initially provided
8/07/2021
Type of registration
Prospectively registered

Titles & IDs
Public title
Health Consumers' Attitudes Towards Artificial Intelligence In Healthcare
Scientific title
Health Consumers' Attitudes Towards Artificial Intelligence In Healthcare
Secondary ID [1] 304498 0
None
Universal Trial Number (UTN)
Trial acronym
Linked study record

Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
Emergency Care 322348 0
Condition category
Condition code
Emergency medicine 320025 320025 0 0
Other emergency care
Public Health 320345 320345 0 0
Other public health

Intervention/exposure
Study type
Observational
Patient registry
False
Target follow-up duration
Target follow-up type
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
Interviewers blinded to study hypothesis will conduct voluntary semi-structured interviews with a representative sample of Australian healthcare consumers' to assess their attitudes towards the use of artificial intelligence in their emergency care, and in healthcare in general. Each participant will be interviewed once, and the interview length will be no more than 45 minutes. Interviews will be conducted via telephone call (without video).
Intervention code [1] 320859 0
Not applicable
Comparator / control treatment
No control group
Control group
Uncontrolled

Outcomes
Primary outcome [1] 327887 0
Healthcare consumers' perspective towards the use of artificial intelligence in emergency medicine as assessed by semi-structured interview which will be recorded, transcribed and thematically analysed
Timepoint [1] 327887 0
Assessed at a once-off participant interview
Secondary outcome [1] 396888 0
Healthcare consumers' attitudes towards the use of artificial intelligence in healthcare (in general) as assessed by semi-structured interview which will be recorded, transcribed and thematically analysed
Timepoint [1] 396888 0
Assessed at a once-off participant interview.

Eligibility
Key inclusion criteria
Participants will be considered eligible if they are a healthcare consumer over 18 and able to give informed consent to participate in the interview.
Minimum age
18 Years
Maximum age
No limit
Gender
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
Yes
Key exclusion criteria
Participants will be excluded if they do not speak English.

Study design
Purpose
Natural history
Duration
Cross-sectional
Selection
Defined population
Timing
Prospective
Statistical methods / analysis
Audio recordings transcripts will be analysed using NVivo until theme saturation achieved (unanimous agreement between the research team, and 3 consecutive interviews with no new theme introduction) for each demographic group. Descriptive statistics will be used to describe characteristics of participants. We will conduct predetermined analysis by age and gender in order to provide further descriptive statistics.

Recruitment
Recruitment status
Not yet recruiting
Date of first participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last data collection
Anticipated
Actual
Sample size
Target
Accrual to date
Final
Recruitment in Australia
Recruitment state(s)
WA

Funding & Sponsors
Funding source category [1] 308859 0
Other Collaborative groups
Name [1] 308859 0
Western Australian Health Translation Network
Address [1] 308859 0
Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research
Level 6, 6 Verdun Street
NEDLANDS WA 6009
Country [1] 308859 0
Australia
Primary sponsor type
Individual
Name
Dr Jonathon Stewart
Address
Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research
5 Robin Warren Dr, Murdoch WA 6150
Country
Australia
Secondary sponsor category [1] 309777 0
Individual
Name [1] 309777 0
Prof Girish Dwivedi
Address [1] 309777 0
Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research
5 Robin Warren Dr, Murdoch WA 6150
Country [1] 309777 0
Australia

Ethics approval
Ethics application status
Submitted, not yet approved
Ethics committee name [1] 308769 0
University of Western Australia Human Research Ethics Committee
Ethics committee address [1] 308769 0
The University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley WA 6009
Ethics committee country [1] 308769 0
Australia
Date submitted for ethics approval [1] 308769 0
16/06/2021
Approval date [1] 308769 0
Ethics approval number [1] 308769 0

Summary
Brief summary
Background
Artificial intelligence (AI) has become increasingly capable over the last decade. AI technologies are approaching or surpassing human abilities at complex tasks. Specifically, in healthcare, AI is approaching or surpassing human clinician ability in multiple narrow domains. Research on AI in medicine has been increasing worldwide and across almost all specialties. General public opinion has seen to be positive in several surveys, with the public expressing high hopes that AI could be used to improve healthcare. Interaction with AI technologies is likely to become an increasingly common aspect of healthcare for both patients and physicians. Despite these trends, there is no data regarding health consumers’ attitudes, and opinions towards the use of AI in emergency medicine and healthcare.

Aim
Assess health consumers’ attitudes towards the use of AI in emergency medicine and healthcare.

Plan
We will conduct voluntary semi-structured interviews with a representative sample of health consumers until thematic saturation is achieved. Health consumers will be recruited from consumer advocacy groups such as the Consumer and Community Involvement Program, and we will conduct the interview either in person or over the phone (at a time of their convenience). We will continue interviews as required until we achieve appropriate representation and theme saturation. We will undertake qualitative analysis on transcribed interviews to uncover attitudes and themes.
Trial website
Trial related presentations / publications
Public notes

Contacts
Principal investigator
Name 111818 0
Dr Jonathon Stewart
Address 111818 0
Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research
5 Robin Warren Dr, Murdoch WA 6150
Country 111818 0
Australia
Phone 111818 0
+61 435211352
Fax 111818 0
Email 111818 0
jonathon.stewart@health.wa.gov.au
Contact person for public queries
Name 111819 0
Dr Jonathon Stewart
Address 111819 0
Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research
5 Robin Warren Dr, Murdoch WA 6150
Country 111819 0
Australia
Phone 111819 0
+61 435211352
Fax 111819 0
Email 111819 0
jonathon.stewart@health.wa.gov.au
Contact person for scientific queries
Name 111820 0
Dr Jonathon Stewart
Address 111820 0
Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research
5 Robin Warren Dr, Murdoch WA 6150
Country 111820 0
Australia
Phone 111820 0
+61 435211352
Fax 111820 0
Email 111820 0
jonathon.stewart@health.wa.gov.au

Data sharing statement
Will individual participant data (IPD) for this trial be available (including data dictionaries)?
No
No/undecided IPD sharing reason/comment
What supporting documents are/will be available?
No other documents available
Summary results
No Results