Standard Versus Mnemonic Counseling for Fecal Incontinence (FIT)
This study compares standard versus mnemonic counseling for the treatment of fecal incontinence. A mnemonic is a word or rhyme used to aid memory. Our hypothesis is that women randomised to mnemonic counseling will higher recall of treatments, satisfaction with the physician visit and greater improvement in their quality of life when compared to women who received standard counseling.
Other: Type of Counselling (Mnemonic)
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Standard Versus Mnemonic Counseling for Fecal Incontinence: a Pilot Randomised Control Trial|
- Recall [ Time Frame: We are measuring the difference in recall the day of the physician counseling and 2 months after physician counselling ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Patients will be asked to recall treatments recommended for fecal incontinence.
- Questionare on the Quality of the Physician and Patient Interaction [ Time Frame: Patients will complete this questionnaire following the physician counseling on day 1 of enrollment. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Modified Manchester [ Time Frame: We are comparing the score change from after the physician counselling on day 1 of enrollment and at 2 month follow-up. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||February 2013|
|Study Completion Date:||February 2014|
|Primary Completion Date:||February 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Active Comparator: Standard Counselling
Patients in this arm are randomised to standard counselling.
Experimental: Mnemonic Counselling
Patients in this arm are randomised to counselling with the aid of a mnemonic.
|Other: Type of Counselling (Mnemonic)|
|United States, New Mexico|
|University of New Mexico|
|Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States, 87131|
|Principal Investigator:||Sara Cichowski, M.D.||University of New Mexico|