Official Title
Innovative Tool to Limit Spread of SARS-CoV-2 in Residential Aged Care
Brief Summary

This project is a randomised trial in order to determine if "gamification" can result in behaviour change for healthcare workers in the residential aged care setting. The app is for Age Care and care workers at the front line who are working to protect those most vulnerable to COVID-19. There are 2 groups in this trial on group will receive current and accurate information from an app. The other group will receives the app with the addition of a gamification competent, this will include rewarding experiences for staff doing safety behaviours and wellbeing behaviours. The purpose of the gamification is to create a calming and reassuring experience that injects positivity and joy where possible during this stressful time.

Detailed Description

The study design will be a multi- centre cluster randomised control trial, where Age Care facilities are randomised into two groups:

1. Newsfeed- gets the app with newsfeed only

2. Gamification group- gets the full gamified app, including the newsfeed Workers in our network of residential aged care facilities will be invited to participate in a study of communication of information regarding COVID-19 and how they will play a role in preventing its spread.

Not yet recruiting
COVID
Influenza
Gastroenteritis

Behavioral: Gamification
This will provide the user with the newsfeed function and the addition of a gamification function
Gamification

Behavioral: Newsfeed function
This will provide the user with reliable accurate information on the pandemic.
Newsfeed

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

- Age Health Care Worker

Exclusion Criteria:

-

Eligibility Gender
All
Eligibility Age
Minimum: 18 Years~Maximum: 90 Years
Contacts

Caitlin Falconer
+61733465555
c.falconer@uq.edu.au

Anna Donaldson
a.donaldson@uq.edu.au

David L Paterson, PhD
Principal Investigator
The University of Queensland

The University of Queensland
NCT Number
Keywords
infection control
MeSH Terms
Gastroenteritis