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Registration number
NCT03530813
Ethics application status
Date submitted
12/04/2018
Date registered
8/05/2018
Date last updated
23/05/2018

Titles & IDs
Public title
Role of Technology in Improving Asthma Management In School Staff
Scientific title
Role of Technology in Improving Asthma Management In School Staff
Secondary ID [1] 0 0
LNR/15/SCHN/455
Universal Trial Number (UTN)
Trial acronym
Linked study record

Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
Asthma in Children 0 0
Condition category
Condition code
Respiratory 0 0 0 0
Asthma

Intervention/exposure
Study type
Interventional
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
Other interventions - Ebook Asthma First Aid in School Training
Other interventions - Face-To-Face Asthma First Aid in Schools Training

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.

Experimental: Ebook Group - Asthma Management in Schools eBook training group were sent a cloudStor link to download and complete training


Other interventions: Ebook Asthma First Aid in School Training
Technology assisted, self-directed learning eBook resource

Other interventions: Face-To-Face Asthma First Aid in Schools Training
School Asthma First Aid Management Program 3 Hour Face to Face Training

Intervention code [1] 0 0
Other interventions
Comparator / control treatment
Control group

Outcomes
Primary outcome [1] 0 0
Change in Asthma First Aid Knowledge Questionnaire Knowledge (AFAKQ) Questionnaire - AFAKQ is a 14 item validated questionnare developed and validated by the University Of Sydney, Australia. Faculty Of Pharmacy
Timepoint [1] 0 0
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
Secondary outcome [1] 0 0
Change in Asthma Management Self-Confidence Questionnaire - 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
Timepoint [1] 0 0
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

Eligibility
Key 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
Minimum age
No limit
Maximum age
No limit
Gender
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
Yes
Key exclusion criteria
Exclusion Criteria

- previously participated in SCAMP

Study design
Purpose of the study
Other
Allocation to intervention
Randomised controlled trial
Procedure for enrolling a subject and allocating the treatment (allocation concealment procedures)
Methods used to generate the sequence in which subjects will be randomised (sequence generation)
Masking / blinding
Open (masking not used)
Who is / are masked / blinded?



Intervention assignment
Parallel
Other design features
Phase
Not Applicable
Type of endpoint(s)
Statistical methods / analysis

Recruitment
Recruitment status
Completed
Data analysis
Reason for early stopping/withdrawal
Other reasons
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)
NSW
Recruitment hospital [1] 0 0
Sydney Childrens Hospital Network - Sydney
Recruitment postcode(s) [1] 0 0
2110 - Sydney

Funding & Sponsors
Primary sponsor type
Other
Name
Sydney Children's Hospitals Network
Address
Country

Ethics approval
Ethics application status

Summary
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.
Trial website
https://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT03530813
Trial related presentations / publications
Henry RL, Hazell J, Halliday JA. Two hour seminar improves knowledge about childhood asthma in school staff. J Paediatr Child Health. 1994 Oct;30(5):403-5.
Hazell J, Henry RL, Francis JL, Halliday JA. Teacher initiated improvement of asthma policy in schools. J Paediatr Child Health. 1995 Dec;31(6):519-22.
Henry RL, Gibson PG, Vimpani GV, Francis JL, Hazell J. Randomized controlled trial of a teacher-led asthma education program. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2004 Dec;38(6):434-42.
Fitzgerald DA, Gillis J. Asthma deaths in children in New South Wales 2004-2013: Could we have done more? J Paediatr Child Health. 2015 Nov;51(11):1127-33. doi: 10.1111/jpc.12947. Epub 2015 Jul 1.
Wesseldine LJ, McCarthy P, Silverman M. Structured discharge procedure for children admitted to hospital with acute asthma: a randomised controlled trial of nursing practice. Arch Dis Child. 1999 Feb;80(2):110-4.
Wolf FM, Guevara JP, Grum CM, Clark NM, Cates CJ. Educational interventions for asthma in children. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2003;(1):CD000326. Review.
Kawafha MM, Tawalbeh LI. The effect of asthma education program on knowledge of school teachers: a randomized controlled trial. West J Nurs Res. 2015 Apr;37(4):425-40. doi: 10.1177/0193945914528070. Epub 2014 Mar 29.
Soo YY, Saini B, Moles RJ. Can asthma education improve the treatment of acute asthma exacerbation in young children? J Paediatr Child Health. 2013 May;49(5):353-60. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2012.02551.x. Epub 2012 Sep 12. Review.
Shah S, Gibson PG, Wachinger S. Recognition and crisis management of asthma in schools. J Paediatr Child Health. 1994 Aug;30(4):312-5.
McWhirter J, McCann D, Coleman H, Calvert M, Warner J. Can schools promote the health of children with asthma? Health Educ Res. 2008 Dec;23(6):917-30. doi: 10.1093/her/cym081. Epub 2008 Mar 5.
Public notes

Contacts
Principal investigator
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Professor Adam Jaffe, BSc(Hons) MD
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University Of New South Wales. Australia
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