Condition category
Not Applicable
Date applied
25/02/2008
Date assigned
30/04/2008
Last edited
05/04/2012
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Prof David Torgerson

ORCID ID

Contact details

York Trials Unit
Alcuin Research Resource Centre Building
Alcuin College
University of York
Heslington
York
YO10 5DD
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1904 321340
djt6@york.ac.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N/A

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

The principle research question is whether the use of a supplementary computer based numeracy training programme increases numeracy skills among first year nursing students.

Ethics approval

Health Sciences Research Governance Committee, University of York. Date of approval: 10/12/2007

Study design

Randomised, single-centre trial.

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Not specified

Trial type

Not Specified

Patient information sheet

Not available in web format, please use the contact details below to request a patient information sheet

Condition

Numeracy skills of student nurses

Intervention

The intervention is a computer software package known as Authentic World which can be accessed online, participants in the intervention group will be sent details on how to access the computer software and will be able to access the software until the routine end of year numeracy testing. Participants in the control group will receive usual numeracy support. Participants in the intervention and control group will be given reminder information on how to access usual numeracy support from Departmental Staff.

Duration of intervention: 6 months (April - Oct 2008)

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Students score on the end of year numeracy test (VLE) plus six additional questions relating specifically to medication dosage calculations, at 6 months from the beginning of the intervention.

Secondary outcome measures

No secondary outcome measures

Overall trial start date

26/02/2008

Overall trial end date

10/10/2008

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

First year nursing or midwifery students at the University of York.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

138

Participant exclusion criteria

1. Refusal to give consent
2. Term 1 diagnostic numeracy test score unavailable

Recruitment start date

26/02/2008

Recruitment end date

10/10/2008

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

York Trials Unit
York
YO10 5DD
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

University of York (UK)

Sponsor details

c/o Professor David Torgerson
York Trials Unit
ARRC Building
Alcuin College
Heslington
York
YO10 5DD
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1904 321340
djt6@york.ac.uk

Sponsor type

University/education

Website

Funders

Funder type

University/education

Funder name

University of York, York Trials Unit (UK)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

1. Hannah Ainsworth, Mollie Gilchrist, Celia Grant, Catherine Hewitt, Sue Ford, Moira Petrie, Carole J. Torgerson & David J. Torgerson (2011): Computer-based instruction for improving student nurses’ general numeracy: is it effective? Two randomised trials, Educational Studies, DOI:10.1080/03055698.2011.598668

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes