Educational Technology to Enhance Diabetes Care - Retention Study

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Information provided by:
University of California, Los Angeles
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00470860
First received: May 7, 2007
Last updated: NA
Last verified: May 2007
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

This study mapped the time course of forgetting among resident physicians after they use an online learning exercise covering principles of diabetes care. Participants took a pre-test followed by an online tutorial covering aspects of diabetes care. They then completed a post-test on the same topics after a randomly-assigned time delay from 0 to 55 days. We hypothesized that post-test scores after these different time delays would decline following a curvilinear relationship with increasing time. This understanding of forgetting will inform our selection of a time for delivering reinforcement exercises in future educational studies among physicians.


Condition Intervention
Diabetes Mellitus
Behavioral: Participation in LOFTS online tutorial

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label

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Further study details as provided by University of California, Los Angeles:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Knowledge related to blood pressure and lipid management for diabetes patients [ Time Frame: Up to 8 weeks ]

Enrollment: 105
Study Start Date: December 2004
Study Completion Date: August 2005
  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Family medicine residents (physicians in training)
  • Internal medicine residents (physicians in training)
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00470860

Locations
United States, California
Charles R. Drew University
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90059
UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90095
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, Los Angeles
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Douglas S Bell, MD, PhD University of California, Los Angeles
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00470860     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: G04-07-038-02
Study First Received: May 7, 2007
Last Updated: May 7, 2007
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Endocrine System Diseases
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases

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