Computer-Assisted Cancer Risk Behavior Counseling
To test whether or not giving patients information before their doctor visits changes the care they receive and what type of information is best to give before the doctor visit.
Behavioral: Health Information
Behavioral: Preventive Services
Behavioral: Computer tailored information
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||Computer-Assisted Cancer Risk Behavior Counseling|
- To test the effect of receiving computer tailored information about diabetes care before doctor visits and the differential effect of varying types of information
- Patient exit interviews after doctor visits about what happened during the visits, such as what was discussed, what tests and consults were ordered and what medications were added or changed.
|Study Start Date:||June 2004|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2007|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Patients are randomized into one of three groups. Before a single visit with diabetes care provider, the patient is called to answer interview questions about their health, diabetic care and behavior habits. After a patient visits with their doctor, they are called again to answer question about the visit they just had. If a patient is place into group A or B, based on their answers to the questions they are mailed a printed report before their doctor visit. The report will indicate how things are going the patient's diabetic care and recommended questions to ask his/her health care provided about diabetes. Group A feedback report will emphasize the risks from diabetes and the feedback reports for Group B will emphasize things to do to protect oneself from problems from having diabetes. Participants randomized to Group C will only receive printed reports after a doctors visit. No extra visit will be scheduled with the participants doctor, no travel is required, no blood tests are required and ther doctor will not be involved in the study unless the study participant chooses to discuss it with his/her doctor.
|Study Chair:||Christopher N Sciamanna, MD||Thomas Jefferson Unversity|