JACK Feasibility Study

Trial Acronym JACK Feasibility Study
Clinical Area Sexual Health (School based)
Description Increasing boys’ and girls’ intention to avoid teenage pregnancy: feasibility trial of an interactive video drama based intervention in post-primary schools in Northern Ireland
Status Closed
Date Opened to Recruitment June 2014
Target Recruitment 8 schools
Recruitment to date 8 schools
Date Closed to Recruitment October 2014
No. of Sites 8 schools
Trial Design The study is a phase II feasibility study with an embedded process evaluation.
Study Aim The aim of the study was to determine the value and feasibility of conducting an effectiveness trial of the If I Were Jack Relationship and Sexuality Education (RSE) intervention in post-primary schools.
    assess the acceptability of the intervention to schools (principals and RSE teachers), male and female pupils and parents;

identify optimal delivery structures and systems for the delivery of the resource in the classroom;

    establish participation rates and reach including equality of engagement across schools of different socio-economic and religious types;
    assess trial recruitment and retention rates;
    assess variation in normal RSE practice across the participating schools;
    refine survey instruments as a result of cognitive interviews with male and female pupils;
    assess differences in outcomes for male and female pupils;
    identify potential effect sizes that might be detected in an effectiveness trial and estimate appropriate sample size for that trial; and
    identify the costs of delivering If I were Jack and pilot methods for assessing cost effectiveness in a future trial.
Chief Investigator Professor Maria Lohan
Sponsors QUB
Funder National Institute for Health Research Public Health Research programme
Links https://www.journalslibrary.nihr.ac.uk/phr/phr05010/#/abstract