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dc.contributor.authorMationg, Mary Lorraine S
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Gail M
dc.contributor.authorTallo, Veronica L
dc.contributor.authorOlveda, Remigio M
dc.contributor.authorAung, Eindra
dc.contributor.authorAlday, Portia
dc.contributor.authorDonald Renosa, Mark
dc.contributor.authorMae Daga, Chona
dc.contributor.authorLandicho, Jhoys
dc.contributor.authorPaz Demonteverde, Maria
dc.contributor.authorDianne Santos, Eunice
dc.contributor.authorAndrea Bravo, Thea
dc.contributor.authorBieri, Franziska A Angly
dc.contributor.authorLi, Yuesheng
dc.contributor.authorClements, Archie CA
dc.contributor.authorSteinmann, Peter
dc.contributor.authorHalton, Kate
dc.contributor.authorStewart, Donald E
dc.contributor.authorMcManus, Donald P
dc.contributor.authorGray, Darren J
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-30T03:24:52Z
dc.date.available2020-06-30T03:24:52Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn1929-0748
dc.identifier.doi10.2196/18419
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/395025
dc.description.abstractBackground: Repeated mass drug administration (MDA) of antihelminthics to at-risk populations is still the main strategy for the control of soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections. However, MDA, as a stand-alone intervention, does not prevent reinfection. Accordingly, complementary measures to prevent STH reinfection, such as health education and improved sanitation, as part of an integrated control approach, are required to augment the effectiveness of MDA for optimal efficiency and sustainability. Objective: The aim of this study is to determine the impact and generalizability of a school-based health education package entitled The Magic Glasses for STH prevention in the Philippines. Methods: We conducted a cluster randomized controlled intervention trial, involving 2020 schoolchildren aged 9-10 years, in 40 schools in Laguna Province, Philippines, to evaluate the impact of the school-based health education package for the prevention of STHs. The trial was conducted over the course of 1 year (June 2016 to July 2017). A total of 20 schools were randomly assigned to the intervention arm, in which The Magic Glasses Philippines health education package was delivered with the standard health education activities endorsed by the Philippines Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Education (DepEd). The other 20 schools comprised the control arm of the study, where the DOH/DepEd's standard health education activities were done. At baseline, parasitological assessments and a knowledge, attitude, and practice survey were carried out in all schools. In addition, height, weight, and hemoglobin levels were obtained from each child (after parental consent), and their school attendance and academic performance in English and mathematics were accessed from the school records. The baseline and 2 follow-up surveys were completed using the same study measurements and quality-control assessments. Results: Key results from this cluster randomized intervention trial will shed light on the impact that The Magic Glasses health education package will have against STH infections in schoolchildren in the province of Laguna, located on the Island of Luzon, in the Calabarzon Region of the Philippines. Conclusions: The results of the trial will be used to assess the generalizability of the impact of The Magic Glasses health education package in different epidemiological and cultural settings, providing evidence for translation of this health education package into public health policy and practice in the Asian region and beyond. Trial Registration: Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry number ACTRN12616000508471; https://www.anzctr.org.au/Trial/Registration/TrialReview.aspx?id=368849. International Registered Report Identifier (IRRID): DERR1-10.2196/18419.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherJMIR Publications Inc.
dc.relation.ispartofissue6
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJMIR Research Protocols
dc.relation.ispartofvolume9
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1103
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.subject.keywordsMagic Glasses
dc.subject.keywordsPhilippines
dc.subject.keywordsintegrated control
dc.subject.keywordsrandomized controlled trial
dc.subject.keywordsschool-based health educational intervention
dc.titleDetermining the Impact of a School-Based Health Education Package for Prevention of Intestinal Worm Infections in the Philippines: Protocol for a Cluster Randomized Intervention Trial
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationMationg, MLS; Williams, GM; Tallo, VL; Olveda, RM; Aung, E; Alday, P; Reñosa, MD; Daga, CM; Landicho, J; Demonteverde, MP; Santos, ED; Bravo, TA; Angly Bieri, FA; Li, Y; Clements, ACA; Steinmann, P; Halton, K; Stewart, DE; McManus, DP; Gray, DJ, Determining the Impact of a School-Based Health Education Package for Prevention of Intestinal Worm Infections in the Philippines: Protocol for a Cluster Randomized Intervention Trial., JMIR Research Protocols, 2020, 9 (6)
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-04-09
dcterms.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.date.updated2020-06-30T02:58:07Z
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