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Randomized controlled trial on drowning prevention for parents with children aged below five years in Bangladesh: a study protocol

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, May 2015
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Title
Randomized controlled trial on drowning prevention for parents with children aged below five years in Bangladesh: a study protocol
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BMC Public Health, May 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12889-015-1823-1
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Mosharaf Hossain, Kulanthayan K. C. Mani, Sherina Mohd Sidik, Hayati KS, AKM Fazlur Rahman

Abstract

Drowning is the third leading cause of death for children aged 0-4 years in many Asian countries, and is a serious but neglected health problem in low and middle-income countries like Bangladesh. The aim of the study is to outline the study protocol of a trial to test the efficacy of a mobile coach based intervention for the prevention of childhood drowning. A two-arm cluster randomized community trial will be conducted to test the efficacy of the mobile coach intervention for childhood drowning on parents with children below five years of age and compared to an assessment only control group. A total of 1680 parents in the villages with children aged below five years of age will participate. The village will be used as a randomized unit, randomly assigned to an intervention group (N = 840) receiving the mobile coach based intervention or an assessment only control group (N = 840). An individualized mobile coach intervention based on the demographic data and the individual will be developed, and SMSs, audio messages, videos and images about childhood drowning will be sent to the participants of the intervention group over a period of six months. The participants will receive per week one text message (SMS) and image and one video and audio text per month. The primary outcome measure will be increased knowledge and safety awareness, and behaviour practice about childhood drowning assessed at the six-month follow-up, and the secondary outcome measure will be the reduced incidence of childhood drowning in Bangladesh. The study assistants conducting the baseline and the follow-up assessments will be blinded regarding the group assignment. This is the first study testing a fully mobile coach intervention for childhood drowning prevention in Bangladesh. It is hoped that the programme will offer an effective and inexpensive way to prevent childhood drowning among children aged below five years and also increase the awareness of parents concerning the risks to their children from drowning. ISRCTN13774693 , 08/03/2015.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Indonesia 1 1%
Unknown 85 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 17 20%
Researcher 17 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 9%
Student > Bachelor 6 7%
Other 13 15%
Unknown 15 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 21 24%
Nursing and Health Professions 14 16%
Social Sciences 11 13%
Psychology 8 9%
Sports and Recreations 2 2%
Other 10 12%
Unknown 20 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 May 2015.
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#2,275,851
of 11,238,348 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#2,330
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#49,118
of 215,552 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#75
of 220 outputs
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