Mnemonic for the Ottawa Ankle Rule

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jocelyn Gravel, St. Justine's Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00652353
First received: March 31, 2008
Last updated: March 18, 2013
Last verified: March 2013
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to evaluate wether the use of a mnemonic strategy could improve the recall of the Ottawa Ankle and foot Rules' guidelines among medical students and residents


Condition Intervention
Ankle Trauma
Education
Other: 44-55-66-PM
Other: control

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Official Title: Efficacy of a Mnemonic to Improve Knowledge of the Ottawa Ankle and Foot Rules Among Medical Students and Residents; a Randomized Controlled Trial.

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Further study details as provided by St. Justine's Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Knowledge of the components of the Ottawa Ankle rule based on a 13 points evaluation [ Time Frame: 3-4 weeks after intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Knowledge of the components of the Ottawa foot rule based on a 10 points evaluation [ Time Frame: 3-4 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Proportion of perfect knowledge of the Ottawa Ankle and Foot Rules [ Time Frame: 3-4 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Score on an exam evaluating management of 20 case scenarios describing patients with an ankle or foot trauma [ Time Frame: 3-4 weeks post intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Knowledge of the 13 components of the Ottawa Ankle Rule and the 10 components of the Ottawa Foot Rule [ Time Frame: 6 months post intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 191
Study Start Date: May 2008
Study Completion Date: June 2009
Primary Completion Date: June 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Intervention
Participants will be given a standardized information sheet providing a mnemonics to help remember the Ottawa Ankle and foot Rules.
Other: 44-55-66-PM

The mnemonic 44-55-66-PM helps to remember the components of the Ottawa Ankle and foot Rule.

44: Is to remember that an X-ray is required if the patients is unable to walk 4 steps at the moment of the Accident AND during the physical examination 55: Is to remember that an X-ray of the foot is required if the patient has pain at the basis of the 5Th metatarsal of at the 5caphoid 66-PM: Is to remember that an X-ray of the ankle is required if the patient has pain in the Posterior of the lateral or medial malleolar

Placebo Comparator: 0
control group
Other: control
Participants will be instructed of the components of the Ottawa Ankle Rule on a standardized sheet

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Being a medical student in rotation in pediatrics at CHU Sainte-Justine
  • Being a resident in pediatric emergency rotation at CHU Sainte-Justine

Exclusion Criteria:

  • None
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00652353

Locations
Canada, Quebec
CHU Sainte-Justine
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, h3t1c5
Sponsors and Collaborators
St. Justine's Hospital
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Jocelyn Gravel, MD, St. Justine's Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00652353     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 44-55-66-PM
Study First Received: March 31, 2008
Last Updated: March 18, 2013
Health Authority: Canada: Ethics Review Committee
Canada: Health Canada
Senegal: Ministere de la sante

Keywords provided by St. Justine's Hospital:
Clinical decision rule
Ottawa Ankle Rule
Ottawa Foot Rule
Ankle
Trauma
Education
Foot Trauma

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 16, 2014