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BMC Public Health

, 15:484

Health behavior, health promotion and society

Abstract

BackgroundDrowning is the third leading cause of death for children aged 0–4 years in many Asian countries, and is a serious but neglected health problem in low and middle-income countries like Bangladesh. The aim of the study is to outline the study protocol of a trial to test the efficacy of a mobile coach based intervention for the prevention of childhood drowning.

Method-designA two-arm cluster randomized community trial will be conducted to test the efficacy of the mobile coach intervention for childhood drowning on parents with children below five years of age and compared to an assessment only control group. A total of 1680 parents in the villages with children aged below five years of age will participate. The village will be used as a randomized unit, randomly assigned to an intervention group N = 840 receiving the mobile coach based intervention or an assessment only control group N = 840. An individualized mobile coach intervention based on the demographic data and the individual will be developed, and SMSs, audio messages, videos and images about childhood drowning will be sent to the participants of the intervention group over a period of six months. The participants will receive per week one text message SMS and image and one video and audio text per month. The primary outcome measure will be increased knowledge and safety awareness, and behaviour practice about childhood drowning assessed at the six-month follow-up, and the secondary outcome measure will be the reduced incidence of childhood drowning in Bangladesh. The study assistants conducting the baseline and the follow-up assessments will be blinded regarding the group assignment.

DiscussionThis is the first study testing a fully mobile coach intervention for childhood drowning prevention in Bangladesh. It is hoped that the programme will offer an effective and inexpensive way to prevent childhood drowning among children aged below five years and also increase the awareness of parents concerning the risks to their children from drowning.

Trial registrationISRCTN13774693, 08-03-2015.

KeywordsMobile coach Childhood drowning Parents Children below five years of age An erratum to this article can be found at http:-dx.doi.org-10.1186-s12889-015-2169-4.

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Author: Mosharaf Hossain - Kulanthayan K. C. Mani - Sherina Mohd Sidik - Hayati KS - AKM Fazlur Rahman

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