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Psychological Preparation for Colorectal Surgery: Impact of Video Education

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ihedioha, Ugo, M.D.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01547572
First received: February 27, 2012
Last updated: March 7, 2012
Last verified: March 2012
  Purpose

Since the introduction and favourable early results of enhanced recovery programmes more than a decade ago, such programmes have become increasingly popular following major surgery. Many elements of these programmes are based on solid evidence and derived from published trials. These programmes optimize different factors to reduce the stress of surgery with the aim of improving patient outcome and speed up recovery after surgery. Key factors prior to surgery are conditioning of expectations and optimizing associated disease. Strategies during the operation include use of short-acting anaesthetic (sleeping) agents, maintenance of normal temperatures and minimal access surgery (keyhole surgery).

Care after surgery is optimized with appropriate analgesia (pain killers), early mobilisation (walking) and early feeding. This combined approach reduces hospital stay to 2-4 days. There is also evidence that the improvements resulting from the implementation of an enhanced recovery programme do not cause significant deterioration in quality of life or transfer costs to another component of health care.

The relative contribution of each of the single elements in the enhanced recovery programme remains uncertain. Good patient information gives confidence and improves overall outcome. No studies have examined the impact of video education on recovery.

The aim of this study is to explore the use of video information provision for patients participating in an enhanced recovery programme.


Condition Intervention
Use of Video Education
Colorectal Surgery
Procedure: The study group will get a video and leaflet on enhanced recovery
Procedure: The control group will receive a leaflet only

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Psychological Preparation for Colorectal Surgery: Impact of Video Education. A Randomised Trial

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Further study details as provided by Ihedioha, Ugo, M.D.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The primary end-point ( main aim ) will be length of hospital stay. [ Time Frame: Participants will be assessed for the duration of their hospital stay which is an average of 7 days. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    Hospital stay will be recorded in days from the time the patient is admitted to

    hospital.



Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Secondary end-points will be patient satisfaction scores [ Time Frame: Measured 3 months after discharge ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    Secondary end-points ( other factors to be considered ) will

    be patient satisfaction scores ( using SF-36 outcomes in patients )



Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: September 2010
Study Completion Date: November 2011
Primary Completion Date: November 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Study group
The study group will get a video and leaflet on enhanced recovery.
Procedure: The study group will get a video and leaflet on enhanced recovery
The study group will get a video and leaflet
No Intervention: Control group
The control group will receive a leaflet only.
Procedure: The control group will receive a leaflet only
The control group will receive a leaflet only

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  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients undergoing planned bowel surgery for benign (non-cancerous) and malignant (cancerous) disease will be eligible

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who are unfit for surgery or undergoing emergency surgery will be excluded.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01547572

Locations
United Kingdom
Leicester General Hospital
Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom, LE5 4PW
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ihedioha, Ugo, M.D.
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Ihedioha, Ugo, M.D.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01547572     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IhediohaU
Study First Received: February 27, 2012
Last Updated: March 7, 2012
Health Authority: England : Research and Developement Office

Keywords provided by Ihedioha, Ugo, M.D.:
Video education
Enhanced recovery
Reducing hospital stay
Improving patient satisfaction

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on November 25, 2014