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Title: A collaborative network trial to evaluate the effectiveness of implementation strategies to maximize adoption of a school-based healthy lunchbox program: a study protocol
Authors: Barnes, Courtney;Jones, Jannah;Wolfenden, Luke;Robertson, Katie;Seidler, Anna Lene;Norman, Jennifer;Budgen, Pip;Mattingly, Megan;Piliskic, Carla;Moorhouse, Lisa;Mozina, Jennifer;Plaskett, Jennifer;McDermott, Sarah;Darney, Sara;Vuong, Cecilia;Douglass, Nina ;McDonnell, Kara;Sutherland, Rachel
Affliation: Central Coast Local Health District
Gosford Hospital
Issue Date: Mar-2024
Source: 12, 1367017
Journal title: Frontiers in Public Health
Department: Health Promotion
Abstract: An important impediment to the large-scale adoption of evidence-based school nutrition interventions is the lack of evidence on effective strategies to implement them. This paper describes the protocol for a "Collaborative Network Trial" to support the simultaneous testing of different strategies undertaken by New South Wales Local Health Districts to facilitate the adoption of an effective school-based healthy lunchbox program ('SWAP IT'). The primary objective of this study is to assess the effectiveness of different implementation strategies to increase school adoption of the SWAP across New South Wales Local Health Districts. Within a Master Protocol framework, a collaborative network trial will be undertaken. Independent randomized controlled trials to test implementation strategies to increase school adoption of SWAP IT within primary schools in 10 different New South Wales Local Health Districts will occur. Schools will be randomly allocated to either the intervention or control condition. Schools allocated to the intervention group will receive a combination of implementation strategies. Across the 10 participating Local Health Districts, six broad strategies were developed and combinations of these strategies will be executed over a 6 month period. In six districts an active comparison group (containing one or more implementation strategies) was selected. The primary outcome of the trial will be adoption of SWAP IT, assessed via electronic registration records captured automatically following online school registration to the program. The primary outcome will be assessed using logistic regression analyses for each trial. Individual participant data component network meta-analysis, under a Bayesian framework, will be used to explore strategy-covariate interactions; to model additive main effects (separate effects for each component of an implementation strategy); two way interactions (synergistic/antagonistic effects of components), and full interactions. The study will provide rigorous evidence of the effects of a variety of implementation strategies, employed in different contexts, on the adoption of a school-based healthy lunchbox program at scale. Importantly, it will also provide evidence as to whether health service-centered, collaborative research models can rapidly generate new knowledge and yield health service improvements. This trial is registered prospectively with the Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry (ACTRN12623000558628).
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/1/2575
DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2024.1367017
Pubmed: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/38601495
ISSN: 2296-2565
Publicaton type: Journal Article
Keywords: Public Health
Child
Appears in Collections:Public Health / Health Promotion

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