The SToP Trial: See, Treat, Prevent skin sores and scabies. A cluster randomised, stepped-wedge trial for skin disease control in remote Western Australia
The SToP trial study will implement several activities aimed at Seeing (S), Treating (T) and Preventing (P) skin infections (sores and scabies):
- Seeing: Provide health worker training to improve detection and treatment of skin infections, and introduce school-based screening surveillance activities to check kids’ skin for infections, and refer them to their local clinic if they need treatment.
- Treating: At the local community clinic, provide streamlined evidence-based treatment medications for skin infections that are safe, effective, less invasive and easier for people to manage.
- Preventing: Work with local communities and health services to strengthen culturally appropriate skin related health promotion and environmental health activities.
|Countries||Remote Australian Communities|
|Research Discipline||Population Health Interventions|
|Main Investigator||Associate Professor Asha Bowen|
|Contact Person||Associate Professor Asha Bowen|
|Associate Investigators/Other Collaborators||Dr Hannah Thomas|
|Link to Project||https://www.telethonkids.org.au/projects/the-stop-trial/|
|Partner Organisations or Research Institutions involved||Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services|
|Approximate project duration||2017-2023|