Tailored Internet Information Supply for Patients - Part 2

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Bremen University of Applied Sciences
Information provided by:
Health & Life Sciences University, Tryol
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00921453
First received: June 15, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: June 2009
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

Medical expert systems in combination with portal searching meta-search engines are exploited to provide reliable patient-tailored information. A prototype of a web-based information system has been developed and is to be evaluated. Its aim is to answer the decisive question whether expert system guided internet meta-search provides a better information supply for patients seeking health information online then this is possible by using ordinary search engines or health portals. The research does neither investigate the influence of ethical nor legal aspects of internet health information supply.


Condition
Headaches

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Quality of Self-Diagnosis by Headache Patients Getting Tailored Internet Information - Part 2

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Further study details as provided by Health & Life Sciences University, Tryol:

Enrollment: 140
Study Start Date: April 2009
Study Completion Date: April 2009
Primary Completion Date: April 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
Intervention 1
Participants using the prototype to receive expert system guided tailored internet information about the type of headache of a family member who provided anamnesis data for a common kind of headache.
Control 1
Participants using search engines and portals to gather internet information about the type of headache of a family member who provided anamnesis data for a common kind of headache.
Intervention 2
Participants using the prototype to receive expert system guided tailored internet information about the type of headache of a family member who provided anamnesis data for a less common kind of headache.
Control 2
Participants using search engines and portals to gather internet information about the type of headache of a family member who provided anamnesis data for a less common kind of headache.

Detailed Description:

The study is a follow-up of NCT00746408. It has been conducted because for the first study still not enough participants have been recruited. The study took part at Bamberg University in Germany with 140 participants.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Students and employees of Bamberg University.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • can use a computer
  • can surf the internet

Exclusion Criteria:

  • is a medical expert
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00921453

Locations
Germany
Bamberg University
Bamberg, Germany, 96047
Sponsors and Collaborators
Health & Life Sciences University, Tryol
Bremen University of Applied Sciences
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Wilfried Honekamp, MSc Health & Life Sciences University Tyrol, Austria
Study Director: Herwig Ostermann, Dr. Health & Life Sciences University Tyrol
Study Chair: Roland Staudinger, Prof. Health & Life Sciences University Tyrol, Austria
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:

Responsible Party: Wilfried Honekamp, Health & Life Sciences University, Tryol
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00921453     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GWDiss3000490-2
Study First Received: June 15, 2009
Last Updated: June 15, 2009
Health Authority: Austria: Federal Ministry for Health Family and Youth
Germany: Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Keywords provided by Health & Life Sciences University, Tryol:
Internet
Information supply
Tailoring
Patient empowerment
Headaches
Meta-search
Consumer Health Information
Information Services
Information Storage and Retrieval
Information Systems

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Headache
Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 16, 2014