Improving Osteoporosis Care in a Home Health Setting
Study aims to improve osteoporosis care through patient tailored education materials in a group-randomized trial of patients referred to home health care with a history of fracture and/or an osteoporosis diagnosis. Project investigators will conduct telephone surveys and examine electronic medical record data to assess fracture related morbidity and mortality, osteoporosis treatment and adherence, and use of calcium and vitamin D supplements.
We hypothesize that patients that receive the intervention materials will be more likely to initiate or maintain osteoporosis treatment.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
- Initiation/Maintenance of Anti-osteoporosis prescription medication [ Time Frame: Three months post initial survey ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Initiation/Maintenance of calcium and vitamin D [ Time Frame: Three months post initial survey ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||April 2009|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||August 2012|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||June 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Patient Tailored Magazine
Patient responses from computer assisted telephone interviews will be used to develop a patient tailored educational magazine.
Other: patient magazine
patient magazine individually tailored to patient's prior feedback