Web-based, Interactive Professional Education for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (WipeCOPD)

This study is enrolling participants by invitation only.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
American College of Chest Physicians
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01377675
First received: June 17, 2011
Last updated: August 20, 2012
Last verified: August 2012
  Purpose

This study involves the development and evaluation of a web-based, interactive education program on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) for primary care clinicians.

The research questions that this proposal addresses include:

  1. Can an interactive, web-based COPD course be developed to disseminate evidence-based, best practice recommendations to primary care clinicians?
  2. Can assessment tools be developed to evaluate the impact of the program on clinician behavior in clinical practice and on patient care?

Condition Intervention
Education of Primary Care Clinicians
Behavioral: Education

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Official Title: Assessment of an Interactive Education Tool to Disseminate Best Practice Recommendations on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease to Primary Care

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Further study details as provided by The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in clinical practice [ Time Frame: 9 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Clinician knowledge and comprehension [ Time Frame: 9 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Clinician self-confidence [ Time Frame: 9 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: April 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: "Live" education program
First year internal medicine residents
Behavioral: Education
The first year medicine residents will attend a "live" interactive education program, the second year residents will participate in the web-based, interactive education program, and the third year residents will receive the usual curriculum.
Experimental: Web-based education intervention
Second-year internal medicine residents
Behavioral: Education
The first year medicine residents will attend a "live" interactive education program, the second year residents will participate in the web-based, interactive education program, and the third year residents will receive the usual curriculum.
No Intervention: Usual curriculum
Third-year internal medicine residents

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Primary care clinicians in training
  • willing to participate

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Specialists
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01377675

Locations
United States, Texas
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78229
Sponsors and Collaborators
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
American College of Chest Physicians
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01377675     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: WipeCOPD
Study First Received: June 17, 2011
Last Updated: August 20, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Respiratory Tract Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 23, 2014