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iLookOut for Child Abuse -Online Learning Module for Early Childcare Providers (iLookOut)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02225301
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : August 26, 2014
Last Update Posted : December 12, 2019
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Benjamin H. Levi, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Brief Summary:

Phase 1 was a randomized control trial that used a test-retest model to evaluate the impact of iLook Out for Child Abuse, an online, interactive learning module about reporting suspected child abuse. Delivered via a learning management system to early childhood professionals who work with infants and young children, this study assessed iLookOut's effect on 1) knowledge about reporting suspected child abuse; 2) attitudes toward reporting suspected child abuse; and 3) preparedness to protect children at risk.

Findings from Phase 1 were that iLookOut will improved knowledge, changed attitudes, and increase self-reported preparedness of early childhood providers to report suspected child abuse.

Phase 2 of this trial is an open-enrollment study that records pre-/post- data on the same measurements as Phase 1, and is available for use (free of charge) for all childcare providers in Pennsylvania at https://www.ilookoutforchildabuse.com.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Child Abuse Child Neglect Child Maltreatment Other: iLook Out for Child Abuse Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

Despite their daily interactions with young children, little research has been conducted into early childhood professionals' (ECPs') knowledge of, and attitudes towards, reporting of child abuse/neglect. This study:

  1. Evaluates the effectiveness of the online learning module, iLook Out for Child Abuse, created to train and inform early childhood providers about reporting suspected child abuse;
  2. Identifies early childhood providers' current knowledge regarding Pennsylvania law on mandated reporting of suspected child abuse;
  3. Explores the factors influencing early childhood providers' current knowledge and attitudes;
  4. Evaluates the impact of an online educational program on early childhood providers' knowledge, attitudes, and patterns of decision-making regarding mandated reporting of suspected child abuse;
  5. To explores the factors influencing the impact of an online educational program on early childhood providers' knowledge and attitudes regarding mandated reporting of suspected child abuse

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 20000 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Other
Official Title: Early Childhood Practitioner's Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Reporting Child Abuse/Neglect-iLookOut
Study Start Date : June 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date : November 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : November 2020

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: iLook Out for Child Abuse
The online learning module is an interactive, multi-media, self-paced intervention.
Other: iLook Out for Child Abuse
The online learning module is an interactive, multi-media, self-paced intervention.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in knowledge regarding reporting suspected child abuse. [ Time Frame: 48 months ]
    Participants will complete pre- and post-intervention measures regarding reporting suspected child abuse. A sample of Phase 1 participants also repeated knowledge measures 3-6 months post-intervention.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in attitudes regarding reporting suspected child abuse. [ Time Frame: 48 months ]
    Participants will complete pre- and post-intervention measures to assess attitudes regarding reporting suspected child abuse. A sample of Phase 1 participants also repeated attitudinal measures 3-6 months post-intervention.


Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Evaluation of online learning module. [ Time Frame: 48 months ]
    Participants will complete a post-intervention questionnaire evaluating various aspects of the online learning module. A sample of Phase 1 participants also repeated evaluation measures 3-6 months post-intervention.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Paid or volunteer staff at childcare facility

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Younger than 18 years of age

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02225301


Contacts
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Contact: Nicole Verdiglione, BS 717-531-8521 ext 283-765 nverdiglione@hmc.psu.edu
Contact: Benjamin H Levi, MD PhD 717-531-8778 BHLEVI@psu.edu

Locations
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United States, Pennsylvania
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center / Penn State College of Medicine Recruiting
Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States, 17033
Contact: Nicole Verdiglione, BA    717-531-8521 ext 283-765    nverdiglione@pennstatehealth.psu.edu   
Contact: Benjamin H Levi, MD PhD    717-531-8521    BHLevi@psu.edu   
Principal Investigator: Benjamin H Levi, MD PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Benjamin H Levi, MD PhD Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center / Penn State College of Medicine
Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Benjamin H. Levi, Professor of Humanities & Pediatrics, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02225301    
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB-1243
IRB-0376 ( Other Identifier: Penn State College of medicine )
First Posted: August 26, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 12, 2019
Last Verified: December 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Plan Description: Aggregate data will be available after the study's primary outcomes have been fully analyzed and published.
Keywords provided by Benjamin H. Levi, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center:
Child maltreatment
Child Care
Knowledge
Attitude