Condition category
Not Applicable
Date applied
29/11/2010
Date assigned
07/03/2011
Last edited
01/11/2013
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 Reiner Hanewinkel

ORCID ID

Contact details

Harmsstr. 2
Kiel
24114
Germany
+49 (0)431 570 290
hanewinkel@ift-nord.de

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

1234

Study information

Scientific title

Effectiveness of a school-based media education program: Cluster-randomised controlled trial

Acronym

Study hypothesis

The program “Vernetzte www.Welten” shows an effect on media-related knowledge, media-related attitudes and behaviour.

Ethics approval

The Ministry of Cultural Affairs Schleswig-Holstein (Ministerium für Bildung und Kultur des Landes Schleswig-Holstein) approved on the 24th of August 2010

Study design

Prospective cluster randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Other

Trial type

Quality of life

Patient information sheet

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

Condition

Prevention of media addiction and problem gambling in youth

Intervention

Schools are randomised to provide:

1. “Vernetzte www.Welten” intervention program
Teachers were instructed to arrange the following schedule during a period of three months:
1.1. Implementation of four specified class units concerning media education (focused on computer/internet use & gambling)
1.2. Circulation of the parent booklet “Jugendliche & Medien - Tipps für Eltern” (“Youth and Media – Parental Information”)

2. Control: Normal lessons

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Applicable

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

1. Media literacy
2. Attitudes towards media use
3. Actual media use, lifetime
4. Actual prevalence of gambling
All outcomes will be assessed at baseline, immediately after the intervention and 12 months after the treatment.

Secondary outcome measures

No secondary outcome measures

Overall trial start date

01/09/2010

Overall trial end date

31/12/2012

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. Students of public schools
2. Age between 11 and 13 (6th and 7th grade), either sex

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Child

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

2000 students

Participant exclusion criteria

1. Students of schools with special pedagogic needs
2. Students from schools currently conducting structured interventions concerning media use
3. Missing parental consent

Recruitment start date

01/09/2010

Recruitment end date

31/12/2012

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Germany

Trial participating centre

Harmsstr. 2
Kiel
24114
Germany

Sponsor information

Organisation

Ministry for Work, Social Affairs and Health of Schleswig-Holstein (Germany)

Sponsor details

Adolf-Westphal-Str. 4
Kiel
24143
Germany
+49 (0)431 988 0
Poststelle@sozmi.landsh.de

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.schleswig-holstein.de/MASG/DE/MASG_node.html

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

Ministry for Work, Social Affairs and Health of the Federal State of Schleswig-Holstein (Germany)

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

2013 results in: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23375824

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Walther B, Hanewinkel R, Morgenstern M, Short-term effects of a school-based program on gambling prevention in adolescents., J Adolesc Health, 2013, 52, 5, 599-605, doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2012.11.009.

Additional files

Editorial Notes