Comparison of Video-Based Versus Written Patient Education on Melanoma

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
University of California, Davis
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00826995
First received: January 20, 2009
Last updated: September 1, 2009
Last verified: September 2009
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to compare the effect of video-based patient education with written instruction on subjects' understanding of melanoma.


Condition Intervention
Melanoma
Malignant Melanoma
Other: Patient Educational Materials

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

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Knowledge of melanoma detection. [ Time Frame: 1 month ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Subjects' comprehension and attitude towards video-based and written education materials. [ Time Frame: 1 month ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 78
Study Start Date: January 2009
Study Completion Date: July 2009
Primary Completion Date: May 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 melanoma. In the active comparison arm (control arm), the comparison intervention is written patient educational material on melanoma.
Other Name: Patient educational materials on melanoma detection
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 melanoma. In the active comparison arm (control arm), the comparison intervention is written patient educational material on melanoma.
Other Name: Patient educational materials on melanoma detection

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 melanoma.

Subjects randomized to the video-based education arm will be instructed to watch a video on the definition of melanoma, risk factors associated with the development of melanoma, and signs that should prompt an evaluation for melanoma. Subjects randomized to the written education arm will receive written information on the definition of melanoma, risk factors associated with the development of melanoma, and signs that should prompt an evaluation for melanoma. The contents of the video and the written educational materials will be comparable.

At the end of the study period 1 month later, subjects will be interviewed via telephone regarding their understanding of melanoma. Subjects will also be interviewed regarding their comprehension and attitude towards video-based and written education materials.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
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.
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00826995

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 W Armstrong, MD University of California, Davis
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: April W. Armstrong, MD, University of California Davis Health System
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00826995     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 200816692-1
Study First Received: January 20, 2009
Last Updated: September 1, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of California, Davis:
patient Education
dermatology Patient Education
melanoma
melanoma education
malignant melanoma
melanoma detection

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Melanoma
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Nevi and Melanomas

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