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Young people’s and their parents' perceptions about healthy eating and physical activity of selected schools in Sri Lanka: The influence of digital storytelling

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SLCTR Registration Number

SLCTR/2021/013


Date of Registration

24 May 2021

The date of last modification

Jun 18, 2021



Application Summary


Scientific Title of Trial

Young people’s and their parents' perceptions about healthy eating and physical activity of selected schools in Sri Lanka: The influence of digital storytelling


Public Title of Trial

Healthy eating and physical activity knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviours of young people of selected schools in Colombo District, Sri Lanka: the influence of digital storytelling


Disease or Health Condition(s) Studied

Unhealthy eating and physical inactivity


Scientific Acronym

None


Public Acronym

None


Brief title

None


Universal Trial Number

U1111-1266-6763


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

08/20; ERC FMS, USJ


Trial Details


What is the research question being addressed?

How does digital storytelling influence on knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors related to healthy eating and physical activity of young people of selected schools in Colombo District, Sri Lanka?


Type of study

Interventional


Study design

Allocation

Non-randomized controlled trial


Masking

Single blinded : Participants


Control

Standard therapy/practice


Assignment

Parallel


Purpose

Other


Study Phase

Not Applicable


Intervention(s) planned

Participants will be young people of 14 and 15 years old in selected state schools of Colombo District, Sri Lanka. Two schools will be selected as Intervention Schools while another two schools will be selected as Control Schools. Duration of the intervention will be 5 weeks. The students will be recruited through invitation. If consenting students exceed the required sample size, a simple random selection will be done.

A digital storytelling educational video materiel about healthy eating and physical activity habits will be administered to the participants of the intervention group.

Digital storytelling video material will be consisted of 4 consecutive video clips each 4 to 5 minutes long. Participants of the intervention group will be facilitated to watch four digital storytelling videos online on four days of four consecutive weeks.

Control group will not receive any intervention.

A baseline questionnaire will be administered to both the intervention group and the control group participants online before facilitating the intervention group participants to watch the first video. A post-intervention online questionnaire will be administered to both groups one week after watching the last video by the intervention group participants. Intervention group participants will be facilitated to watch the videos online. Questionnaires will assess about healthy eating and physical activity knowledge, attitudes, believes and behaviours of young people.


Inclusion criteria

  1. Female and male young people in Grades 9 and 10 of selected schools
  2. Having access to a smart mobile phone or laptop/desktop computer with internet facility
  3. Being able to read, understand and speak Sinhala, Tamil or English languages

Exclusion criteria

Having cognitive impairment, intellectual disability or mental illness.



Primary outcome(s)

1.

1.Change in mean score of knowledge related to healthy eating (https://doi.org/10.1080/19325037.2011.10599198) and physical activity (using a questionnaire developed in-house).

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At two time points.

For the intervention group participants: immediately before watching the first video and one week after watching the last (fourth) video.

For the control group participants: parallel to the intervention group participants.

]
2.
  1. Change in mean score of attitudes related to healthy eating (https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2012.11.021 and items developed in-house) and physical activity (https://doi.org/10.1080/08870440108405515)
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At two time points.

For the intervention group participants: immediately before watching the first video and one week after watching the last (fourth) video.

For the control group participants: parallel to the intervention group participants.

]
3.
  1. Change in mean score of intention related to healthy eating (https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2012.11.021 and items developed in-house) and physical activity (https://doi.org/10.1080/08870440108405515)
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At two time points.

For the intervention group participants: immediately before watching the first video and one week after watching the last (fourth) video.

For the control group participants: parallel to the intervention group participants.

]
4.
  1. Change in mean score of subjective norms related to healthy eating (https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2012.11.021 and items developed in-house) and physical activity (https://doi.org/10.1080/08870440108405515).
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At two time points.

For the intervention group participants: immediately before watching the first video and one week after watching the last (fourth) video.

For the control group participants: parallel to the intervention group participants.

]
5.
  1. Change in mean score of perceived behavioral control related to healthy eating (https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2012.11.021 and items developed in-house) and physical activity (https://doi.org/10.1080/08870440108405515)
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At two time points.

For the intervention group participants: immediately before watching the first video and one week after watching the last (fourth) video.

For the control group participants: parallel to the intervention group participants.

]

Secondary outcome(s)

1.

Change in mean score of behavior related to healthy eating and physical activity using “Sri Lanka - Global School-Based Student Health Survey 2016” Questionnaire (https://extranet.who.int/ncdsmicrodata/index.php/catalog/648)

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At two time points.

For the intervention group participants: immediately before watching the first video and one week after watching the last (fourth) video.

For the control group participants: parallel to the intervention group participants.

]

Target number/sample size

250 (125 in a group)


Countries of recruitment

Sri Lanka


Anticipated start date

2021-06-11


Anticipated end date

2021-12-30


Date of first enrollment


Date of study completion


Recruitment status

Pending


Funding source

Self-funded and Queens University of Technology student allocation


Regulatory approvals

Not Applicable



State of Ethics Review Approval


Status

Approved


Date of Approval

2021-02-02


Approval number

08/20


Details of Ethics Review Committee

Name: Ethics Review Committee of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardanepura
Institutional Address:Ethics Review Committee Office, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Gangodawila, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.
Telephone:+94 11 2758588
Email: erc.fms.usjp@gmail.com

Contact & Sponsor Information


Contact person for Scientific Queries/Principal Investigator

G. G. W. Chamali Wijesekara
PhD Researcher/ Lecturer
1. School of Public Health and Social Work, Queensland University of Technology, Victoria Park Road Kelvin Grove QLD 4059 Australia. 2. Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda.

+61 416 076 430

wasanthi.gamage@hdr.qut.edu.au / ggwij@ou.ac.lk

Contact Person for Public Queries

Dr Marguerite (Margo) Sendall
Senior Lecturer / Principal Supervisor
School of Public Health and Social Work, Queensland University of Technology, Victoria Park Road Kelvin Grove QLD 4059 Australia m.sendall@qut.edu.au https://staff.qut.edu.au/staff/m.sendall

+ 61 7 3138 3526 (x83526)

m.sendall@qut.edu.au https://staff.qut.edu.au/staff/m.sendall


Primary study sponsor/organization

Queensland University of Technology

GPO Box 2434, Brisbane, QLD 4001, Australia
+61 7 3138 2000

askqut@qut.edu.au

Secondary study sponsor (If any)







Trial Completion details


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

No


IPD sharing plan description

Not Applicable


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