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RESEARCH STUDY

RESEARCH

Effectiveness of A Novel Mobile Health (PEEK) and Education Intervention on Spectacle Wear Amongst Children in India: Results from A Randomized Superiority Trial in India

AUTHOR:

Morjaria, P., Bastawrous, A., Murthy, G.V.S., Evans, J. and Gilbert, C.

SPONSOR/INSTITUTION:

YEAR PUBLISHED:

2017

PUBLICATION:

Trials

KEY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether a health education package for teachers, parents and children (aged 11–15 years), delivered using Peek increases spectacle wear at 3 to 4 months and uptake of referral of children identified with other eye conditions.

  • This was a cluster randomized, doublemasked clinical trial of children with and without URE.

  • Educating parents, teachers and children about refractive errors and the importance of wearing spectacles has the potential to increase spectacle wear amongst children.

  • Innovative, potentially scalable mobile technology (Peek) will be used to screen, provide health education, track spectacle wear and adherence to follow-up amongst children referred.