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Knowledge Evaluation and Assessment of the Effectiveness of an Education Intervention on Acne

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Roopal Kundu, Northwestern University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01629797
First received: June 26, 2012
Last updated: April 29, 2013
Last verified: April 2013
  Purpose

Acne vulgaris is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the skin in the pilosebaceous unit of the hair follicle, associated with oil production. It is found across skin types and is present in 85% of adolescents, representing a large affected population. Because of the universal nature of the disease, 36.3% of acne patients come from backgrounds other than Caucasian.

The purpose of this study is to examine patient knowledge about acne in different populations and to assess the effectiveness of a teaching intervention on acne knowledge. The investigators aim is to better understand and subsequently reduce any potential health disparities within the minority populations.

This project will evaluate differences in acne knowledge between different ethnic groups, and the efficacy of an educational intervention. Subjects will first complete a survey evaluating their knowledge of acne and how acne affects them psychosocially before an educational intervention. Immediately following the intervention, the patient's knowledge of acne will be evaluated again. Finally, two months after the intervention, a phone call will be made evaluating their retention of the education materials and their quality of life related to psychosocial effects of acne. Investigating this educational intervention and any current disparities in acne education and understanding will better allow us to educate and treat acne patients in the future.


Condition Intervention
Acne Vulgaris
Behavioral: Educational script on Acne

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: Knowledge Evaluation and Assessment of the Effectiveness of an Education Intervention on Acne

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Further study details as provided by Northwestern University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Correct Responses to Questionnaire Items Immediately Before and After and Educational Lecture [ Time Frame: immediately before and after an educational lecture ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    In order to evaluate the immediate effect of an educational lecture about acne, subjects completed a questionnaire to assess knowledge about acne immediately before and after the educational lecture. The number of correct responses to each questionnaire item was calculated pre- and post-educational lecture.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Correct Responses to Questionnaire Items Before and 2 Months After an Educational Lecture [ Time Frame: before and 2 months after an educational lecture ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    In order to evaluate the long-term effect of an educational lecture about acne, subjects completed a questionnaire to assess knowledge about acne immediately before and two months after the educational lecture. The number of correct responses to each questionnaire item was calculated pre- and two months post-educational lecture.


Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: May 2012
Study Completion Date: November 2012
Primary Completion Date: November 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Acne Vulgaris
Patients with Acne vulgaris will receive educational teaching on Acne
Behavioral: Educational script on Acne
An educational script on Acne will be presented by investigator

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion criteria:

  • Subjects ages 18 years of age and older and able to give consent
  • Subjects with a diagnosis of acne vulgaris

Exclusion criteria:

  • Subjects who are not proficient in English
  • Subjects who were unable to give informed consent
  • Subjects who do not have a diagnosis of acne vulgaris
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01629797

Locations
United States, Illinois
Northwestern University Department of Dermatology
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611
Sponsors and Collaborators
Northwestern University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Roopal Kundu, MD Northwestern University
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:
Responsible Party: Roopal Kundu, Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Northwestern University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01629797     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: STU64905
Study First Received: June 26, 2012
Results First Received: April 29, 2013
Last Updated: April 29, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Acne Vulgaris
Acneiform Eruptions
Facial Dermatoses
Sebaceous Gland Diseases
Skin Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on November 20, 2014