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Effect of Educational Intervention in Patients With Low-Risk Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

This study is enrolling participants by invitation only.
Information provided by:
Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center Identifier:
First received: July 2, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: June 2009
History: No changes posted

July 2, 2009
July 2, 2009
July 2009
June 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Combined frequency of admissions and ED visits for COPD over 1 year. [ Time Frame: One year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
No Changes Posted
  • Patient knowledge of COPD will be compared. [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Use of respiratory medications will be compared [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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Effect of Educational Intervention in Patients With Low-Risk Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Limited Intervention in Low Risk(Tier 3) COPD Patients

The purpose of this study is to determine if educational intervention is effective in reducing exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in patients with low-risk disease.

There is growing evidence about the effectiveness of case management in preventing adverse events in patients with high-risk chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(COPD). But the majority of COPD patients belong to the low-risk category. We propose that a less intense educational intervention will have a similar beneficial effect in reducing hospital admissions and emergency department (ED) visits in this larger group of low-risk COPD patients.

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Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Behavioral: Educational brochures
A locally developed educational brochure containing information about smoking cessation, influenza and pneumococcal vaccination, regular exercise, compliance with prescribed COPD therapy and recognition of symptoms, along with a goal setting questionnaire
Experimental: Educational intervention
Subjects in this group will receive educational brochures about management of COPD
Intervention: Behavioral: Educational brochures
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Enrolling by invitation
July 2011
June 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria: Spirometrically confirmed COPD in VISN23 registry. FEV1/FVC <70%.

Exclusion Criteria:Hospital admissions or ED visits in the VISN23 disease registry for COPD within last one year


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United States
Kathryn Rice, MD, Minneapolis VA Medical Center
Department of Veterans Affairs
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Principal Investigator: Kathryn Rice, MD Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center
June 2009

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