Assessment of Primary Care Providers' Knowledge and Beliefs Regarding Gout Management

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Takeda
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Leslie Harrold, University of Massachusetts, Worcester
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01151709
First received: June 24, 2010
Last updated: March 5, 2012
Last verified: March 2012
  Purpose

This is a questionnaire study aimed at learning about physicians' views on the treatment of Gout.


Condition
Gout

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Assessment of Primary Care Providers' Knowledge and Beliefs Regarding Gout Management

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Further study details as provided by University of Massachusetts, Worcester:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Assess the knowledge and beliefs with regard to acute and chronic gout management based on published treatment recommendations. [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Assess physicians' knowledge and beliefs with regard to acute and chronic gout management based on published treatment recommendations by means of questionnaire.

  • Characterize the individuals who have knowledge deficits in terms of age, specialty, number of patients seen with gout, and practice setting. [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Characterize the individuals who have knowledge deficits in terms of age, specialty, number of patients seen with gout, and practice setting.

  • Assess the reported treatment practices of primary care physicians for the acute and chronic management of gout. [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Assess the reported treatment practices of primary care physicians for the acute and chronic management of gout.


Enrollment: 838
Study Start Date: August 2010
Study Completion Date: February 2012
Primary Completion Date: February 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
physicians
primary care practitioners, both family practice and internal medicine physicians from a random sample of providers nationwide

Detailed Description:

We seek to assess the knowledge, beliefs and reported treatment practices of primary care physicians with regard to gout.

Specifically, we will:

  • Assess the knowledge and beliefs with regard to acute and chronic gout management based on published treatment recommendations.
  • Characterize the individuals who have knowledge deficits in terms of age, specialty, number of patients seen with gout, and practice setting.
  • Assess the reported treatment practices of primary care physicians for the acute and chronic management of gout.
  Eligibility

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

Primary care practitioners, both family practice and internal medicine physicians from a nationwide sample

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • practicing primary care practitioner, either in family medicine or internal medicine,
  • must be 18 years of age or older

Exclusion Criteria:

  • does not meet inclusion criteria
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01151709

Locations
United States, Massachusetts
UMass Medical School
Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, 01566
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Massachusetts, Worcester
Takeda
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Leslie R Harrold, MD UMass Medical School
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Leslie Harrold, Associate Professor of Medicine (UMMS), University of Massachusetts, Worcester
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01151709     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 13808
Study First Received: June 24, 2010
Last Updated: March 5, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Massachusetts, Worcester:
Gout
Chronic condition management
Gout management

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Gout
Arthritis
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Purine-Pyrimidine Metabolism, Inborn Errors
Metabolism, Inborn Errors
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Metabolic Diseases

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