Improving Knowledge About Infertility; an Online Educational Tool

This study is not yet open for participant recruitment. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified August 2013 by Queen's University
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Robert Reid, Queen's University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01916356
First received: August 2, 2013
Last updated: August 13, 2013
Last verified: August 2013
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of an online informational video in improving knowledge about infertility in couples experiencing problems conceiving.


Condition Intervention
Infertility
Other: educational video

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Improving Knowledge About Infertility Etiologies, Risk Factors, Treatments and Fertility Myths; an Online Educational Tool

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by Queen's University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Mean change in total score on knowledge test [ Time Frame: 7 days after viewing educational video ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Participants will complete an online knowledge test pre- and post-educational video. The mean change in knowledge score for each participant will be used as the primary outcome.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Effect of demographic characteristics on mean change in total score on knowledge test. [ Time Frame: 7 days after viewing educational video ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The effect of demographic variables (age, gender, education level, previous sources of information on infertility and rating of their current infertility knowledge) on infertility knowledge test scores.


Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: August 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: educational video
Change in participant's infertility knowledge before and after watching the educational video covering the topics of basic reproductive biology, infertility etiologies, risk factors, treatments and common myths.
Other: educational video
Educational video covering topics of basic reproductive biology, infertility etiologies, risk factors, treatments and common myths.

Detailed Description:

This study is being conducted to assess how a short, online educational video changes knowledge about fertility and infertility in couples attending an infertility clinic for the first time. Participants will complete a questionnaire testing knowledge about infertility and general demographic information (age, gender, previous information sources on infertility, etc.) will be collected. Participants will then be directed to a short video on infertility. One week later, participants will return to the site to complete the infertility test questions a second time in order to test memory retention. The focus of both the questionnaire and educational video will be basic reproductive biology, infertility risk factors, etiologies and treatments and fertility myths.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Women between the ages of 18 and 44 years
  • Men between the ages of 18 and 50 years
  • Booking an appointment at the infertility clinic for the first time
  • Access to a computer with internet connection

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous appointment at the infertility clinic/ previous medical specialist counsel about infertility
  • Previous medical treatment/investigation for infertility
  • History of medical or surgical treatments/therapies that are known to cause infertility (i.e. chemotherapy, radiation, pelvic surgery)
  • Completion of the study surveys after their appointment at the infertility clinic
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01916356

Contacts
Contact: Ashley A Thomson 613-929-0082 athomson@qmed.ca

Locations
Canada, Ontario
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Queen's University Not yet recruiting
Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L3N6
Contact: Ashley A Thomson    613-929-0082    athomson@qmed.ca   
Sub-Investigator: Ashley Thomson         
Sub-Investigator: Phil Hahn, M.Sc.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Queen's University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Robert L Reid, M.D. Queen's University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Robert Reid, Professor, Queen's University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01916356     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: OBGY-241-1 6009929
Study First Received: August 2, 2013
Last Updated: August 13, 2013
Health Authority: Canada: Ethics Review Committee

Keywords provided by Queen's University:
Infertility
Education
Risk Factors
Fertility knowledge
Fertility myths

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Infertility
Genital Diseases, Male
Genital Diseases, Female

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 16, 2014