Journal article

Improving parents' knowledge of early signs of paediatric eye disease: A double-blind randomized controlled trial

Sandra E Staffieri, Gwyneth Rees, Paul G Sanfilippo, Stephen Cole, David A Mackey, Alex W Hewitt

Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

IMPORTANCE: Educating parents to recognize signs of eye disease and consult a healthcare professional is critical to timely diagnosis, intervention and outcomes. BACKGROUND: We evaluate the effectiveness of an eye-health information pamphlet on parents' level of concern and help-seeking intention should they hypothetically observe leukocoria or strabismus in their child. DESIGN: Double-blind, randomized controlled trial conducted at a metropolitan antenatal outpatient clinic. PARTICIPANTS: In total, 518 pregnant women were enrolled in the study. METHODS: After completing a study-specific, pre-test survey describing hypothetical clinical scenarios at baseline, participants were randomly assig..

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Awarded by NHMRC Practitioner Fellowships


Awarded by NHMRC CRE Translation of Genetic Eye Research


Awarded by NHMRC Public Health Postgraduate Scholarship


Funding Acknowledgements

Victorian Government; NHMRC Practitioner Fellowships, Grant/Award Number: GNT1103329; GNT1154518; William Angliss Foundation Grant and Lions Club of Glenroy; Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship; NHMRC CRE Translation of Genetic Eye Research, Grant/Award Number: GNT1116360; NHMRC Public Health Postgraduate Scholarship, Grant/Award Number: GNT1114932