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Trial no.: PACTR201201000346141 Date registered: 2012/01/20
TRIAL DESCRIPTION
Public title Occupational therapy evidence-based practice trial
Official scientific title Occupational therapy evidence-based practice trial
Brief summary describing the background
and objectives of the trial
Research suggests that interactive educational interventions (IE) may be more effective in improving professional behaviour than didactic ones (DE). No research has been done to compare the effectiveness of these interventions in resource-constrained countries or with occupational therapists. The trial aimed to determine if an IE was more effective than a DE in increasing evidence-based practice (EBP) knowledge, attitudes and behaviour in a group of occupational therapists in South Africa.
Type of trial RCT
Acronym (If the trial has an acronym then please provide) OTEBP trial
Disease(s) or condition(s) being studied
Purpose of the trial Education/Counselling/Training
Anticipated trial start date 2006-08-07
Actual trial start date 2008-04-14
Anticipated date of last follow up 2007-05-31
Actual date of last follow up 2009-01-30
Anticipated target sample size (number of participants) 110   
Actual target sample size (number of participants) 58   
Recruitment status Completed: recruitment & data analysis complete
Secondary Ids Issuing authority/Trial register Links to Secondary ID
Ref. 19/18/RP37/2008 Western Cape Provincial Department of Health
REC REF: 259/2006 Health Sciences Faculty Human Research Ethics Committee

STUDY DESIGN
Intervention assignment Allocation to intervention If randomised, describe how the allocation sequence was generated Describe how the allocation sequence/code was concealed from the person
allocating the participants to the intervention arms
Masking If masking / blinding was used
Parallel: different groups receive different interventions at same time during study Randomised coin-tossing No concealment Masking/blinding used

INTERVENTIONS
Intervention type Intervention name Dose Duration Intervention description Group size Nature of control
Experimental group Interactive educational intervention 2 sessions 6 hours Two education sessions involving discussion and small group tasks, emailed notes and telephonic or email reminders 30
Control group Didactic educational intervention 1 session 4 hours A single presentation providing information on evidence-based practice. Questions answered but no discussion or application of information to practice skills. 28 Active

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
List inclusion criteria List exclusion criteria Min age Max age Gender
Occupational therapists employed by the Western Cape Department of Health Minimum of a 20-hour working week Travelling distance greater than 1.5 hours from Cape Town Leaving the employ of the Department of Health before December 2008 Taking leave during the time of the intervention 21 Years 65 Years Both

ETHICS APPROVAL
Has the study received appropriate ethics committee approval Date the study will be submitted for approval Date of approval
Name of the ethics committee
Yes University of Cape Town Health Sciences Faculty Human Research Ethics Committee
Ethics Committee Address
Street address City Postal code Country
Room E53-24, Groote Schuur Hospital, Old Main Building, Observatory Cape Town 7925 South Africa

OUTCOMES
Type of outcome Outcome Timepoint(s) at which outcome measured
Primary Outcome Evidence-based practice knowledge Baseline 12 weeks
Secondary Outcome Attitudes towards evidence-based practice Baseline 12 weeks
Secondary Outcome Evidence-based practice behaviour Baseline 12 weeks

RECRUITMENT CENTRES
Name of recruitment centre Street address City Postal code Country
University of Cape Town Dept. of Health & Rehab. Sciences, F45 Old Groote Schuur Hospital Buidling, Observatory Cape Town 7925 South Africa

FUNDING SOURCES
Name of source Street address City Postal code Country
National Research Foundation Meiring Naude Rd, Brummeria Pretoria 0002 South Africa

SPONSORS
Sponsor level Name Street address City Postal code Country Nature of sponsor
Primary Sponsor Dr. Helen Buchanan Dept of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, F45 Old Groote Schuur Hospital Buidling, Observatory Cape Town 7925 South Africa University

COLLABORATORS
Name Street address City Postal code Country
Dr. Nandi Siegfried c/o Dept of Health & Rehab - as per previous entries Cape Town South Africa
Prof. Jennifer Jelsma Dept of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, F45 Old Groote Schuur Hospital Buidling, Observatory Cape Town South Africa

CONTACT PEOPLE
Role Name Email Phone Fax
Principal Investigator Dr Helen Buchanan helen.buchanan@uct.ac.za +2721 406 6383 +2721 406 6323
Street address City Postal code Country Position / Affiliation
Dept of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, F45 Old Groote Schuur Hospital Buidling, Observatory Cape Town 7925 South Africa Senior lecturer
Role Name Email Phone Fax
Public Enquiries Dr Helen Buchanan helen.buchanan@uct.ac.za +2721 406 6383 +2721 406 6323
Street address City Postal code Country Position / Affiliation
Dept of Health & Rehab. Sciences, F45 Old Groote Schuur Hospital Building, Observatory Cape Town 7925 South Africa Senior lecturer
Role Name Email Phone Fax
Scientific Enquiries Dr Helen Buchanan helen.buchanan@uct.ac.za 27214066386 27214066323
Street address City Postal code Country Position / Affiliation
Dept of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, F45 Old Groote Schuur Hospital Buidling, Observatory Cape Town 7925 South Africa Senior Lecturer