Effects of a Personalized Web-Based Antenatal Care Planner

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
McMaster University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00182325
First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: April 18, 2007
Last verified: April 2007
  Purpose

Many women are turning to the Internet to meet their health information needs, but the large amount of information available, as well as the unknown reliability and applicability of information can be overwhelming. Studies in specific patient populations have determined that patients given access to personalized, on-line medical information are more satisfied with their care than patients provided generalized information. None of these studies have looked at whether this type of patient education would be helpful for pregnant women. This study is being done to determine whether pregnant women who have access to their own health records and personalized health information over the Internet are more satisfied with their prenatal care, and if they are more compliant with health visits and tests, compared to pregnant women who receive only generic pregnancy information on the Internet and from pamphlets


Condition Intervention Phase
Pregnancy
Behavioral: personalized web-based prenatal information
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Educational/Counseling/Training
Official Title: Women's Web Access to Their Own Antenatal Health Record and Personalized Health Information: Effect on Pregnancy Health Outcomes and Patient Satisfaction

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Further study details as provided by McMaster University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Uptake of service
  • Patient satisfaction

Estimated Enrollment: 210
Study Start Date: February 2004
Study Completion Date: September 2006
Detailed Description:

Many women are turning to the Internet to meet their health information needs, but the large amount of information available, as well as the unknown reliability and applicability of information can be overwhelming. Studies in specific patient populations have determined that patients given access to personalized, on-line medical information are more satisfied with their care than patients provided generalized information. None of these studies have looked at whether this type of patient education would be helpful for pregnant women. This study is being done to determine whether pregnant women who have access to their own health records and personalized health information over the Internet are more satisfied with their prenatal care, and if they are more compliant with health visits and tests, compared to pregnant women who receive only generic pregnancy information on the Internet and from pamphlets

Women are being randomly assigned to receive secure access to pregnancy health information links chosen by the centre's physicians, or to receive these links with access to their online personal health that includes the antenatal record and a section of their care planner, from the centre's electronic medical record

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 45 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • less than 28 weeks pregnant access to Internet

Exclusion Criteria:

  • cannot speak/read English and no translator
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00182325

Locations
Canada, Ontario
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8N 3Z5
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Heather Waters, MD McMaster University
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00182325     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RDF-160
Study First Received: September 13, 2005
Last Updated: April 18, 2007
Health Authority: Canada: Health Canada

Keywords provided by McMaster University:
medical record
pregnancy
Internet

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 18, 2014