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Randomized Controlled Trial of Multi-Source Feedback to Pediatric Residents

This study has been completed.
Ambulatory Pediatric Association
Information provided by:
Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati Identifier:
First received: March 14, 2006
Last updated: NA
Last verified: January 2006
History: No changes posted

The purpose of this study is to test whether multi-source feedback, including self-assessment and tailored coaching, improves resident communication skills and professionalism. We hypothesize that residents who are assigned to receive multi-source feedback, in addition to receiving standard feedback, will improve significantly more than residents receiving standard feedback alone, as measured by parent and nurse ratings of specific behaviors over time.

Condition Intervention
Education, Medical
Education, Competency-Based
Behavioral: Multi-Source Feedback: including self-assessment & coaching

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Primary Purpose: Educational/Counseling/Training
Official Title: Randomized Controlled Trial of Multi-Source Feedback to Pediatric Residents: The Formative Value of an ACGME Competency-Based Assessment Tool.

Further study details as provided by Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The difference between groups in the change in parent and nurse ratings of specific communication skills and professionalism behaviors from baseline to follow-up (average 5 months later)

Estimated Enrollment: 36
Study Start Date: June 2004
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2005

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Residents entering their first year of training
  • Scheduled for the two pediatric inpatient rotations where parent and nurse evaluations would be collected

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Residents from combined Internal Medicine/Pediatric training programs
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00302783

United States, Ohio
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45229-3039
Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati
Ambulatory Pediatric Association
Principal Investigator: William B Brinkman, M.D. Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati
  More Information

No publications provided by Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00302783     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 03-12-37X
Study First Received: March 14, 2006
Last Updated: March 14, 2006
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati:
Education, Medical
Education, Competency-Based
Multi-Source Feedback
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