Exploring the Effectiveness of Online Self-help for Parents of Children With Food Allergies

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Canterbury Christ Church University

Status

Completed

Conditions

The Well Being of Parents of Children With Food Allergies

Treatments

Other: Online self-help

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT03529747
NaomiSugunasinghaMRP2017

Details and patient eligibility

About

This study aims to conduct an initial evaluation of whether online self-help can improve the quality of life of parents of children with food allergies.

Full description

This study is a pilot randomised controlled trial (RCT) comparing online self-help for parents of children with food allergies with a wait-list control. A battery of self-report measures will be administered online at baseline (week 0), post-intervention (week 4) and at follow-up (week 8).

Enrollment

205 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Being a parent of at least one child (under the age of 18) who has a food allergy.
  • Adequate understanding of written English.

Exclusion criteria

  • Having consulted on the design of the self-help website.

Trial design

Primary purpose

Supportive Care

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Single Blind

205 participants in 2 patient groups

Online self-help
Experimental group
Description:
A website providing information and psycho-education aimed at parents and carers of children with food allergies.
Treatment:
Other: Online self-help
Wait list control
No Intervention group
Description:
A waiting list control group, who will receive access to the online self-help once the RCT is complete.

Trial contacts and locations

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