This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition health knowledge, attitudes, practice
Treatments experimental educational intervention, standard educational intervention
Sponsor Goethe University
Start date February 2010
End date September 2018
Trial size 87 participants
Trial identifier NCT01567267, EbM@Bio-01


The purpose of this study is to identify the effect of a short term educational intervention for upcoming biology teachers to teach principles of Evidence-based Medicine (EbM) and Good Scientific Practice (GSP) to high-school biology students.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation non-randomized
Intervention model parallel assignment
Primary purpose health services research
Masking no masking
Experimental educational intervention
experimental educational intervention
Educational intervention consisting of a 4-day-course in Evidence-based Medicine and Good Scientific Practice combined with the method of Problem-based Learning.
(Active Comparator)
Standard educational intervention
standard educational intervention
Educational intervention on the didactics of biology (4-day-course) not containing elements of Evidence-based Medicine, Good Scientific Practice or Problem-based learning.

Primary Outcomes

Difference in knowledge about EbM/GSP
time frame: Before (day1), during (day 2) and after (day 4) intervention

Secondary Outcomes

Difference in skills about critically appraising scientific literature
time frame: Before (day 1), during (day 2) and after (day 4) intervention
Skills in teaching principles of EbM and GSP to high school students in intervention group
time frame: After educational intervention (day 5)
Overall acceptance of educational intervention study participants
time frame: During (day 2) and after intervention (day 4)
Overall acceptance of study lessons for biology high-school students
time frame: After study lessons (day 5)

Eligibility Criteria

All participants of any age.

Inclusion Criteria: - students becoming biology teachers at participating university during enrollment period Exclusion Criteria: - refusal to participate in study

Additional Information

Official title Phase II Study of a Short Term Educational Intervention for Upcoming Biology Teachers to Teach Principles of Evidence-based Medicine (EbM) in Biology Classes at High-school
Principal investigator Reinhard Strametz, MD
Description Shared decision making is increasingly demanded by patients in order to take part in health care decisions. However this demand for autonomy can only be used for shared decision making if the patient has basic skills in critical health literacy. To transfer health care literacy to young and healthy consumers educational intervention programs at high-school might be a feasible and effective way. This preliminary phase 2 study is designed to investigate the effect of an educational intervention to be integrated in a curriculum for upcoming teachers in biology.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in March 2017.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Goethe University.