DigiKnowIt News was examined in a randomized control trial with youth participants (N=91) to determine whether the website positively impacted youth outcomes related to increased participation in clinical trials.
DigiKnowIt News made youth more knowledgeable about clinical trials.
Youth who used the website had more correct answers on the clinical trials knowledge quiz at posttest compared to youth in the control group.
DigiKnowIt News made youth more positive about clinical trials.
Youth who used the website reported more positive beliefs about clinical trials at posttest compared to youth in the control group.
DigiKnowIt News improved youths’ self-efficacy for participating in clinical trials.
Youth who used the website reported more confidence in their knowledge of important aspects of clinical trials at posttest compared to youth in the control group.
Youth reported very high levels of satisfaction with DigiKnowIt News.
The vast majority of youth who used the website responded that they learned new information (88%); they could use the information they learned to help them make decisions in the future (88%); they enjoyed using the website (78%); and they would tell a friend who wanted to know about clinical trials about the website (69%). DigiKnowIt News also received very positive ratings (on a 5-point scale) from youth with respect to content (M=3.9; SD=.5); format (M=3.7; SD=.6), and usability (M=4.0; SD=.6).
This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHSN268201700010C.