Comparison of Video-Based Versus Written Patient Education on Atopic Dermatitis

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
University of California, Davis
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00826592
First received: January 20, 2009
Last updated: June 15, 2011
Last verified: June 2011
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to compare the effect of video-based patient education with written instruction on subjects' knowledge of atopic dermatitis and their disease severity, measured by the Patient-oriented Eczema Measure (POEM), after viewing the educational materials.


Condition Intervention
Atopic Dermatitis
Atopic Eczema
Infantile Eczema
Hand Eczema
Other: Patient Educational Materials

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Investigator)
Official Title: Comparison of Video-based Versus Written Patient Education on Atopic Dermatitis

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Further study details as provided by University of California, Davis:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Subjects' disease severity measured by the patient-oriented eczema measure (POEM). [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Subjects'comprehension and attitude towards video-based and written education materials. [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 80
Study Start Date: January 2009
Study Completion Date: August 2009
Primary Completion Date: August 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Video-based education arm
Subjects receiving the video-based educational material
Other: Patient Educational Materials
In the experimental arm, the intervention is the video-based patient educational material on atopic dermatitis. In the active comparison arm (control arm), the comparison intervention is written patient educational material on atopic dermatitis.
Other Name: Patient educational materials on atopic dermatitis
Active Comparator: Written education arm:
Subjects receiving the written educational material
Other: Patient Educational Materials
In the experimental arm, the intervention is the video-based patient educational material on atopic dermatitis. In the active comparison arm (control arm), the comparison intervention is written patient educational material on atopic dermatitis.
Other Name: Patient educational materials on atopic dermatitis

Detailed Description:

We plan to conduct a randomized, controlled trial comparing the effect of video-based patient education with written instruction on subjects' understanding of atopic dermatitis and their disease severity.

Subjects randomized to the video-based education arm will be instructed to watch a video on the classifications, aggravating factors, and treatment of atopic dermatitis. Subjects randomized to the written education arm will receive written information on the classifications, aggravating factors, and treatment of atopic dermatitis. The contents of the video and the written educational materials will be comparable.

At the end of the study period, 3 months later, subjects will be interviewed regarding their comprehension and attitude towards video-based and written education materials. Additionally, we will use the Patient-oriented Eczema Measure (POEM) questionnaire to assess the difference in subjects' disease severity between the 2 arms.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years of age or older at time of consent, may be men or women.
  • Able to adhere to the study visit schedule and other protocol requirements.
  • Capable of giving informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Non-English speaking individuals.
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Locations
United States, California
University of California Davis Department of Dermatology
Sacramento, California, United States, 95816
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, Davis
Investigators
Principal Investigator: April Armstrong, MD University of California, Davis
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: April Armstrong, MD, University of California Davis Health System
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00826592     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 200816693-1
Study First Received: January 20, 2009
Last Updated: June 15, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of California, Davis:
patient education
dermatology patient education
atopic dermatitis
atopic dermatitis education
atopic eczema
infantile eczema
hand eczema

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Dermatitis
Dermatitis, Atopic
Eczema
Skin Diseases
Skin Diseases, Genetic
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Skin Diseases, Eczematous
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Hypersensitivity
Immune System Diseases

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