Study of the Evaluation of Patient Education Efficacy in Pharmacy of National Taiwan University Hospital

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Taiwan University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00677131
First received: May 8, 2008
Last updated: December 2, 2009
Last verified: November 2009
  Purpose

The primary purpose of this study is to evaluate the patient education efficacy of the pharmacists in National Taiwan University Hospital. We randomize patient family into one of the following three groups:

  1. To read the package insert of the drug
  2. To read the education information provided by Pharmacy of NTUH
  3. Oral education provided by the pharmacist

Then we will evaluate the difference on patient knowledge of reconstitution, storage, and administration of oral antibiotic suspension from powder dosage form between these three groups.


Condition Intervention
Infection
Other: Reading the package insert of the drug
Other: Reading the education information provided by the Pharmacy of NTUH
Other: Oral education provided by the pharmacist

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Study of the Evaluation of Patient Education Efficacy: Reconstitution, Storage, and Administration of Oral Antibiotic Suspension From Powder Dosage Form at Pharmacy of National Taiwan University Hospital

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Further study details as provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of correct answer of questions that patient family make [ Time Frame: At the end of education ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The type of the correct answer of question that patient family make [ Time Frame: At the end of education ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 500
Study Start Date: April 2008
Study Completion Date: October 2009
Primary Completion Date: October 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: 1
To read the package insert of the drug
Other: Reading the package insert of the drug
package insert of the drug
Active Comparator: 2
To read the education information provided by the Pharmacy of NTUH
Other: Reading the education information provided by the Pharmacy of NTUH
education information
Active Comparator: 3
Oral education provided by the pharmacist
Other: Oral education provided by the pharmacist
Oral education provided by the pharmacist

Detailed Description:

The primary purpose of this study is to evaluate the patient education efficacy of the pharmacists in National Taiwan University Hospital. We designed twelve questions about reconstitution, storage, and administration of oral antibiotic suspension from powder dosage form in a questionnaire. We will recruit pediatric patients who are prescribed one of the two oral antibiotics powder for suspension, Augmentin and Zithromax. We will randomize the family of these patients into one of the following three groups:

  1. To read the package insert of the drug
  2. To read the education information provided by Pharmacy of NTUH
  3. Oral education provided by the pharmacist

Then we will ask them the twelve questions in the questionnaire and record their answer. Eventually, we will be able to compare the number of the correct answer, and to evaluate the difference on patient knowledge of reconstitution, storage, and administration of oral antibiotic suspension from powder dosage form between these three groups.

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Family of pediatric patient who is prescribed one of the two oral antibiotics granule for suspension, Augmentin and Zithromax, in NTUH

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Family of pediatric patient who can not read Chinese
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00677131

Locations
Taiwan
National Taiwan University Hospital
Taipei, Taiwan, 100
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Li J Shen, doctor National Taiwan University Hospital
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Li-Jiuan Shen, National Taiwan University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00677131     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 200803049R
Study First Received: May 8, 2008
Last Updated: December 2, 2009
Health Authority: Taiwan: Department of Health

Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
pediatrics
antibiotics
patient education

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 23, 2014