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Watchful waiting for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children with acute otitis media (WATCH) trial

 

Overview

Watchful waiting for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children with acute otitis media (WATCH) trial is a research project which aims to investigate appropriate treatment strategies for ear infections in Indigenous children in metropolitan areas to decrease their risk of developing chronic complications.

The WATCH trial will involve 500 children who have acute otitis media from 6 city-based Aboriginal Medical Services in New South Wales, Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory. Each child in the study will either receive the 'watchful waiting' treatment technique (careful monitoring of the ear condition by a health professional with no antibiotics) or immediate antibiotic treatment. The effectiveness of each treatment technique will be evaluated based on follow-up health centre visits and telephone surveys.

Abstract adapted from the University of Western Sydney

Contacts

Professor Jennifer Reath
Principal Investigator
WATCH Trial
University of Western Sydney
Ph: (02) 4620 3725
Email: j.reath@uws.edu.au

Related publications

Abbott P, Gunasekera H, Leach AJ, Askew D, Walsh R, Kong K, Girosi F, Bond C, Morris P, Lujic S, Hu W, Usherwood T, Tyson S, Spurling G, Douglas M, Schubert K, Chapman S, Siddiqui N, Murray R, Rabbitt K, Porykali B, Woodall C, Newman T, Reath J (2016)

A multi-centre open-label randomised non-inferiority trial comparing watchful waiting to antibiotic treatment for acute otitis media without perforation in low-risk urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children (the WATCH trial): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.

Trials; 17: 119

Retrieved 3 March 2016 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13063-016-1247-y

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Last updated: 7 March 2016
 
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