Individual Study / Pase et al.; JMIR Res Protoc. 2018;

Using Social Media for the Promotion of Education and Consultation in Adolescents Who Have Undergone Kidney Transplant: Protocol for a Randomized Control Trial

Using Social Media for the Promotion of Education and Consultation in Adolescents Who Have Undergone Kidney Transplant: Protocol for a Randomized Control Trial

Initiatives -
The goal of our research is to compare the knowledge, satisfaction, and self-esteem of adolescent renal transplant patients in 2 groups: patients undergoing conventional treatment versus patients undergoing conventional treatment plus the full-time use of social networks to aid in education and consultation. Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.
Start Year
2016
End Year
2016
Funding
Instituto de Cardiologia do Rio Grande do Sul

Design

Study design
Clinical trial cohort

Marker Paper

Pase C, Mathias AD, Garcia CD, Garcia Rodrigues C. Using Social Media for the Promotion of Education and Consultation in Adolescents Who Have Undergone Kidney Transplant: Protocol for a Randomized Control Trial. JMIR Res Protoc. 2018;7(1):e3. Published 2018 Jan 9. doi:10.2196/resprot.8065

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Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
128
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Population

Nonblind randomized clinical trial with 128 adolescents (aged 13 to 21 years) divided in 2 groups: the first group will receive conventional care and the second group will be invited to participate in a secret group on the social network Facebook.
Selection Criteria
Minimum age
13
Maximum age
21
Newborns
Twins
Countries
  • Brazil
Ethnic Origin
Health Status
  • patients receiving follow up care by the transplant interdisciplinary team either in the pre or in the post transplant period

Recruitment

Sources of recruitment
  • General population

Number of participants

Number of participants
135
Number of participants with biosamples
Data Collection Event
Nonblind randomized clinical trial with 128 adolescents (aged 13 to 21 years) divided in 2 groups: the first group will receive conventional care and the second group will be invited to participate in a secret group on the social network Facebook.
Start Date
2016-01
End Date
2016-08
Data sources
  • Social media
    • Facebook