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Effectiveness of a video-based intervention to improve the interpersonal communication skills on complementary feeding among Public Health Midwives, and client satisfaction in the district of Gampaha

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SLCTR Registration Number

SLCTR/2020/006


Date of Registration

04 Feb 2020

The date of last modification

Feb 05, 2020



Application Summary


Scientific Title of Trial

Effectiveness of a video-based intervention to improve the interpersonal communication skills on complementary feeding among Public Health Midwives, and client satisfaction in the district of Gampaha


Public Title of Trial

A randomized control trial to assess the effectiveness of a video-based intervention to improve interpersonal communication skills on complementary feeding among Public Health Midwives, and client satisfaction in in selected MOH areas of the district of Gampaha District.


Disease or Health Condition(s) Studied

Community study on communication


Scientific Acronym

None


Public Acronym

None


Brief title

Interpersonal communication skills of Public Health Midwives


Universal Trial Number

U1111-1245-9089


Any other number(s) assigned to the trial and issuing authority

ERC number: P/230/09/2017


Trial Details


What is the research question being addressed?

Can a video-based intervention improve the interpersonal communication skills of Public Health Midwives?


Type of study

Interventional


Study design

Allocation

Randomized controlled trial


Masking

Single blinded : Outcome assessors


Control

Standard therapy/practice


Assignment

Parallel


Purpose

Health services research


Study Phase

Not Applicable


Intervention(s) planned

Study setting Medical officer of health (MOH) areas in Gampaha district, Sri Lanka.

Method of randomization A random cluster sampling method will be adopted with a MOH area defined as a cluster. 14 MOH areas out of 15 (excluding the Raagam MOH area) in Gampaha district will be grouped into seven pairs.the 14 MOH areas will be paired in a way that two MOH areas that are geographically far away would come in to a pair. Three pairs out of the seven pairs would be select randomly for the study. Out of the selected three pairs, the three MOH offices which are more towards to the South would be named as category A. The rest of the three MOH offices, which are more towards the North would be named as category B. MOH offices in category A and B would randomly select to control and intervention arm by tossing a coin.

Intervention package for Public Health Midwives (PHM) 1. Introduction to communication (30 min) 2. Video display on interpersonal communication (20 min) 3. Power point presentation on complementary feeding 4. Role-play by the study participants on interpersonal communication (1 hour) 5. Interactive discussion (30 min) These activates will be performed with in a half a day per MOH area one time.

Standard practice for the control group Control group would not be given any intervention. PHMs will undergo routine training which are conducted at the MOH office.


Inclusion criteria

Public Health Midwives who have been working for more than 6 months in the setting


Exclusion criteria

Public Health Midwives on leave and attached to any training program during the study period



Primary outcome(s)

1.

Proportion of Public Health Midwives having “good inter-personal communication skills” rated by the Interpersonal communication skills assessment tool ( IPCST).

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Base line, Two weeks after the intervention and at 3 months following intervention.

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Secondary outcome(s)

1.

Proportion of Public Health Midwives having “good inter-personal communication skills” assessed by a validated assessment tool.

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One month after the intervention

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2.

Proportion of PHMs with "good knowledge" on complementary feeding assessed by a validated assessment tool.

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Two weeks after the intervention

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Target number/sample size

136 (68 in each arm)


Countries of recruitment

Sri Lanka


Anticipated start date

2020-02-10


Anticipated end date

2020-05-20


Date of first enrollment


Date of study completion


Recruitment status

Pending


Funding source

No


Regulatory approvals

not applicable



State of Ethics Review Approval


Status

Approved


Date of Approval

2019-11-13


Approval number

P/230/09/2017


Details of Ethics Review Committee

Name: Ethics Review Committee
Institutional Address:Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Ragama
Telephone:0112961267
Email: erckelaniya@gmail.com

Contact & Sponsor Information


Contact person for Scientific Queries/Principal Investigator

S.A.S Prasanna
Registrar in Community Medicine
Health Promotion Bureau No 2 Kynsey road, Colombo 08
0112696142
0764222201
0112692613
samithaprasanna@ymail.com
no

Contact Person for Public Queries

Prof Crishantha Abeysena
Professor
Department Community Medicine Faculty of Medicine University of Kelaniya
0710822848
0777591715
0112692613
chrishanthaabeysena@yahoo.com
no


Primary study sponsor/organization

Health Promotion Bureau

No 2 Kynsey road, Colombo 08



Secondary study sponsor (If any)

No





Trial Completion details


Do the investigators plan to share identified individual clinical trial participant-level data (IPD)?

No


IPD sharing plan description


Study protocol available

No


Protocol version and date

Not Available


Protocol URL

Not Available


Results summary available

No


Date of posting results


Date of study completion


Final sample size


Date of first publication


Link to results


Brief summary of results