BraveNet Integrative Medicine Descriptive Study
The Bravewell Integrative Medicine Research Network (BraveNet) is a newly formed practice-based research network of nine leading integrative medicine centers around the U.S. collaborating in clinical outcomes research to increase the knowledge and evidence-base of integrative medicine.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
|Official Title:||BraveNet Multi-Center Integrative Medicine Survey|
- Describe the patients seeking care at Integrative Medicine centers, in terms of:a.demographics, presenting symptoms, health conditions, type of care sought, and expectations for treatment; b.quality of life, mood, stress; and c.lifestyle factors. [ Time Frame: Once per patient ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Explore potential patterns within the sample [e.g., do the survey scores vary by demographics, by condition, by type patient (new vs return), by type of help sought, etc.]and utilize data as pilot data for future studies and funding opportunities. [ Time Frame: Once all surveys have been entered into the EDC system ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||March 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Up to five hundred eligible patients seen at each of the nine participating Integrative Medicine Centers will be approached (by mail, phone, at the time of their visit, etc.) and invited to consent to the paper and pencil study.
Specific Aims of BraveNet:
- Demonstrate feasibility for the nine sites of BraveNet to coordinate in specifying data elements, developing and implementing smooth data collection procedures, analyzing the data, publishing and disseminating the results through scientific conferences and journals.
Describe the patients seeking care at Integrative Medicine centers, in terms of:
- demographics, presenting symptoms, health conditions, type of care sought, and expectations for treatment;
- quality of life, mood, stress; and
- lifestyle factors.
- Explore potential patterns within the sample [e.g., do the survey scores vary by demographics, by condition, by type patient (new vs return), by type of help sought, etc.].
- Utilize above data as pilot data for future studies and funding opportunities.
Up to five hundred eligible patients seen at each of the nine participating Centers will be approached (by mail, phone, at the time of their visit, etc.) and invited to consent to the paper and pencil study. The patient survey will clearly state that participation is voluntary with a written consent to participate on the front. Individual practices will report the response rate in order to monitor the potential effect of volunteer bias. Participant completion of questionnaires should take 15 to 30 minutes, and should be completed within 2 weeks of the patient visit., The corresponding provider form will be completed by the provider/research staff within 5 days of the visit.
- Baseline Questionnaires - Demographics and reason for visit
- Quality of Life. The SF-12 (Short Form 12)
- Mood (Depression). The Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D)
- Stress. The Perceived Stress Scale (PSS)
- Visual Analog Scales (VAS). Four self-report VASs will be used to measure aspects of pain, fatigue and restfulness of sleep.
- Provider Form. Providers/ Research Staff will complete this form to indicate the type of provider seen, the CPT codes used to describe/bill for the service, the services provided, and the provider's assessment of current medical conditions/co-morbidities.
|United States, California|
|Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine|
|La Jolla, California, United States, 92037|
|Osher Center for Integrative Medicine|
|San Francisco, California, United States, 94143|
|Venice Family Clinic|
|Santa Monica, California, United States, 90405|
|United States, Maryland|
|University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine|
|Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21207|
|United States, Minnesota|
|Penny George Institute for Health and Healing|
|Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55407|
|United States, North Carolina|
|Duke Integrative Medicine|
|Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27710|
|United States, Ohio|
|Alliance Center for Integrative Medicine|
|Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45236|
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine|
|Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19107|
|Principal Investigator:||Rowena Dolor, MD||Duke Clinical Research Institute|
|Principal Investigator:||Ruth Wolever, PhD||Duke Integrative Medicine Center|