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Use ICT to Promote Family Well-being in Hong Kong

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04065867
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : August 22, 2019
Last Update Posted : September 17, 2019
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
The University of Hong Kong

Brief Summary:

In the past few decades, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) have rapidly developed as effective, and probably the most cost-effective tools to connect most aspects of family lives. Alongside the growth in popularity of ICTs and its role in promoting family well-being, there is also an increasing appreciation that ICTs such as internet-enabled devices and web-based applications can offer many advantages compared to traditional face-to-face approaches when delivering behaviour change programmes.

To gain more understanding of the potential new avenues of using ICT in programme implementation, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust has initiated the Jockey Club SMART Family-Link Project in collaboration with The University of Hong Kong (HKU) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). This project aimed at helping 26 NGO-operated Integrated Family Service Centres and Integrated Service Centres (Centres), making effective use of information and communications technology (ICT) and data analytics, to enhance the quality and efficiency of their family service. The present study aims to supplement the existing services and interventions delivered by the FRU, FSU and FCU, a series of brief ICT-based family interventions that promote family communication, cohesion, support and well-being and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of ICT-based interventions.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Family Relations Behavioral: ICT activities

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 1600 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: SMART Family-Link Project: Using Information and Communication Technology to Improve Family Interventions and Promote Family Well-being in Hong Kong
Actual Study Start Date : September 9, 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 31, 2022
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 31, 2023

Intervention Details:
  • Behavioral: ICT activities
    Family interventions using ICT to promote family communication, sharing happiness with family members, and well-being in the community.


Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Satisfaction to the family services [ Time Frame: Immediately after the activities ]
    Outcome-based questions will be used to assess the level of satisfaction toward the general performance of the community activities. The score for each question ranges from 1 to 5. The higher score indicates the higher satisfaction.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Family communication [ Time Frame: Baseline, immediately after activities and 1 month ]
    Outcome based question will be used to assess the communication with family members. The score for each question ranges from 0 to 10. The higher score indicates the better family communication.

  2. ICT use in sharing [ Time Frame: Baseline and immediately after activities ]
    Outcome based questions will be used to assess the attitude and practice on sharing happiness with family members and friends. The score for each question ranges from 0 to 10. The higher score indicates the better outcome performance

  3. Family relationship [ Time Frame: Baseline and 1 month ]
    Outcome based question will be used to assess the relationship with family members. The score for each question ranges from 0 to 10. The higher score indicates the better family relationship.

  4. Family happiness [ Time Frame: Baseline and 1 month ]
    Outcome based question will be used to assess the family happiness.The score for question ranges from 0 to 10. The higher score indicates the better in family happiness

  5. Parenting [ Time Frame: Baseline, immediately after activities and 1 month ]
    Outcome based question will be used to assess the parenting.The score for question ranges from 0 to 10. The higher score indicates the better parenting.

  6. Family support and care [ Time Frame: Baseline, immediately after activities and 1 month ]
    Outcome based question will be used to assess the family support and care.The score for question ranges from 0 to 10. The higher score indicates the more family support and care.

  7. Resilience [ Time Frame: Baseline, immediately after activities and 1 month ]
    Outcome based question will be used to assess the resilience.The score for question ranges from 0 to 10. The higher score indicates the higher resilience.

  8. Healthy living habits [ Time Frame: Baseline and 1 month ]
    Outcome based question will be used to assess the healthy living.The score for question ranges from 0 to 10. The higher score indicates the more healthy living.

  9. Social connectedness [ Time Frame: Baseline, immediately after activities and 1 month ]
    Outcome based question will be used to assess the social connectedness.The score for question ranges from 0 to 10. The higher score indicates the more social connectedness.

  10. Personal happiness [ Time Frame: Baseline and 1 month ]
    Outcome based question will be used to assess the personal happiness.The score for question ranges from 0 to 10. The higher score indicates the better in personal happiness



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 100 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Social service users
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Family service users
  • Chinese-speaking
  • Aged 18 years and above
  • Able to complete the questionnaire

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects who fail to meet the inclusion criteria

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04065867


Contacts
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Contact: Tai-hing Lam, MD 39179287 hrmrlth@hku.hk
Contact: Bonny Yee-Man Wong, PhD 28315261 bonnyyw@hku.hk

Locations
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Hong Kong
The University of Hong Kong Recruiting
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Contact: Tai-Hing Lam, MD    28315261    hrmrlth@hku.hk   
Contact: Bonny Yee-Man Wong, PhD    28315261    bonnyyw@hku.hk   
Sponsors and Collaborators
The University of Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Tai-hing Lam, MD The University of Hong Kong
Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: The University of Hong Kong
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04065867    
Other Study ID Numbers: UW 19-489
First Posted: August 22, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 17, 2019
Last Verified: September 2019

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by The University of Hong Kong:
Family