Condition category
Respiratory
Date applied
11/10/2009
Date assigned
03/11/2009
Last edited
15/02/2012
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

Dr Robyn Gallagher

ORCID ID

Contact details

Faculty of Nursing
Midwifery and Health
University of Technology
Sydney
Sydney
2007
Australia

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N/A

Study information

Scientific title

Evaluation of a school-based, peer-led asthma education programme on quality of life, asthma-related knowledge and self-efficacy to resist smoking among adolescents with asthma in high schools in Jordan

Acronym

Triple A in Jordan (TAJ programme)

Study hypothesis

A school-based, peer-led asthma education program (TAJ) improves quality of life, asthma-related knowledge and self-efficacy to resist smoking among adolescents with asthma attending high schools in Jordan.

Ethics approval

1. Human Research Ethics Committe, the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, approved on 23/08/2006 (ref: 2006-214A)
2. Ministry of Education, Irbid, Jordan, approved on 11/07/2006 (ref: 35794/10/3)

Study design

Cluster-randomised (at the school level) controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Other

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

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

Condition

Asthma, wheezing

Intervention

This is a cluster-randomised (at the school level), controlled trial. Four schools were randomly selected from the list of all eligible schools in the Irbid region, stratified by gender.

The intervention is an adaptation and implementation of the Triple A programme (TAJ), which was developed by Shah in 1993 in Australia. Triple A is a peer-led education programme that involves senior students educating younger peers about asthma and smoking through a three-step implementation process in high schools (description of the TAJ programme in: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9436069). Students in the intervention schools recieved the modified Triple A programme, and students in the control schools did not receive any intervention but continued their usual routine.

261 students were recruited but 241 completed the trial.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Applicable

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Asthma-related quality of life, assessed by the Paediatric Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (PAQLQ)

All primary and secondary outcomes were assessed at baseline (December 2006) and at post-intervention (April 2007).

Secondary outcome measures

1. Asthma knowledge of self-management, assessed by the Consumer Asthma Knowledge Questionnaire (CQ)
2. Self-efficacy to resist smoking, assessed by the Self-Administered Nicotine-Dependence Self-Efficacy Sub-Scale (SANDSES)

All primary and secondary outcomes were assessed at baseline (December 2006) and at post-intervention (April 2007).

All three questionnaires used in this trial were self-administered and were in validated Arabic versions.

Overall trial start date

10/11/2006

Overall trial end date

01/05/2007

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. Both males and females, in year 8, 9, or 10 at school
2. Recent wheezing in the last 12 months as detected by the Core Questionnaire for Wheezing and Asthma (CQWA). This questionnaire is an Arabic version of the International Studies of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) Written Questionnaire.
3. Physically and cognitively capable of completing the survey
4. Able to read and converse in both Arabic and English
5. Attending regular school classes
6. Free of any other major diseases that could affect quality of life measures
7. Not involved in another concurrent health-related study

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Other

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

250 - 280

Participant exclusion criteria

1. Students who were not regularly attending years 8, 9, and 10
2. Students who did not experience wheezing in the last 12 months
3. Students who had other chronic conditions

Recruitment start date

10/11/2006

Recruitment end date

01/05/2007

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Jordan

Trial participating centre

Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health
Sydney
2007
Australia

Sponsor information

Organisation

Westmead Hospital (Australia)

Sponsor details

Primary Health Care Education and Research Unit
PO Box 533
NSW 2145
Wentworthville
2145
Australia

Sponsor type

Hospital/treatment centre

Website

http://www.swahs.health.nsw.gov.au/westmead/index.htm

Funders

Funder type

Hospital/treatment centre

Funder name

Westmead Hospital, Primary Health Care Education and Research Unit (Australia)

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. 2012 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22157137

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Al-sheyab N, Gallagher R, Crisp J, Shah S, Peer-led education for adolescents with asthma in Jordan: a cluster-randomized controlled trial., Pediatrics, 2012, 129, 1, e106-12, doi: 10.1542/peds.2011-0346.

Additional files

Editorial Notes