Communication Skills Training and Competency Assessment for Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellows

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jennifer McCallister MD, The Ohio State University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01249170
First received: November 16, 2010
Last updated: November 15, 2013
Last verified: November 2013
  Purpose

Study to determine if pulmonary/critical care fellows will demonstrate increased competency in the behavioral skills necessary to facilitate family meetings focused on discussions of goals of care in the ICU from pre- to post-communication skills training.


Condition Intervention
Communication
Behavioral: First year program
Other: Control comparison

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: Communication Skills Training and Competency Assessment for Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellows

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Further study details as provided by Ohio State University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Subject self evaluation of training and skill [ Time Frame: Measured at basline (Month 0) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Determine level of prior training in communication skills and assess trainee attitudes about goals of care communication training


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Self versus trainer comparison assessment [ Time Frame: Measured at basline (Month 0), during intervention and End of Study (Month 12) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Compare pulmonary/critical care fellows' self-report of confidence and competence in performing goals of care discussions during family meetings with faculty observed competence in performance of this skill.

  • Evaluation of Effectiveness of intervention [ Time Frame: Measured at End of Study (Month 12) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Evaluate the effectiveness of a behavioral skills checklist as a formative feedback tool to improve the ability of pulmonary/critical care fellows to utilize the five key elements of patient-centered communication

  • Evaluate communication skills curriculum [ Time Frame: Measured at End of Study (Month 12) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Determine the effect of the implementation of a communication skills curriculum for pulmonary/critical care fellows on the physician communication domain of family satisfaction survey scores in the ICU.


Enrollment: 16
Study Start Date: November 2010
Study Completion Date: December 2012
Primary Completion Date: June 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
First year fellow Behavioral: First year program
Information on group that underwent new educational program
Second Year Fellow Other: Control comparison
Information from group that did not undergo new first year program

Detailed Description:

The investigators hypothesize that pulmonary/critical care fellows will demonstrate increased competency in the behavioral skills necessary to facilitate family meetings focused on discussions of goals of care in the ICU from pre- to post-communication skills training.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 89 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • First- and second-year pulmonary/critical care fellows
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01249170

Locations
United States, Ohio
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43210
Sponsors and Collaborators
Jennifer McCallister MD
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jennifer McCallister, M.D. Ohio State University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Jennifer McCallister MD, Assistant Professor-Clinical, The Ohio State University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01249170     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2010B0299
Study First Received: November 16, 2010
Last Updated: November 15, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Ohio State University:
Communication skills

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 22, 2014