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Exploring the Learning Needs of Individuals With Inflammatory Arthritis From the Perspectives of Patients, Family Members and Friends, and Health Care Providers: Perspectives of Family Members and Friends

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00821730
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 13, 2009
Last Update Posted : January 7, 2011
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
University of Toronto
University Health Network, Toronto
Information provided by:
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Brief Summary:
nflammatory arthritis (IA) is a major cause of long-term disability. Due to specialist shortages, failure of primary care providers and individuals to recognize the disease, and lack of awareness of the importance of early intervention, delays to rheumatologic care are common. Peer support models have been used for various health issues and may be one method to assist individuals with early IA to manage their disease and cope with stress. One-on-one semi-structured interviews will seek out feedback on a peer support approach and explore the learning needs (informational needs, educational preferences) and opinions about emotional and appraisal support of individuals living with IA from the perspectives of family and friends. The data will be analyzed and expressed themes (articulated needs and understandings of interviewee context) will guide the future development of a peer support intervention.

Condition or disease
Early Inflammatory Arthritis

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 15 participants
Official Title: Exploring the Learning Needs of Individuals With Inflammatory Arthritis From the Perspectives of Patients, Family Members and Friends, and Health Care Providers: Perspectives of Family Members and Friends
Study Start Date : January 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2009

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MedlinePlus related topics: Arthritis




Biospecimen Retention:   None Retained
This is a qualitative research study


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Family members, caregivers and friends of individuals with inflammatory arthritis
Criteria

Inclusion criteria

  • Participants must be a family member or a care-giving friend of an individual diagnosed with inflammatory arthritis by an established physician;
  • Participants must be aged 18 years or older;
  • Participants must be able to participate in a 1 hour interview; and
  • Participants must be able to understand and converse in English.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00821730


Locations
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Canada, Ontario
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4N 3M5
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
University of Toronto
University Health Network, Toronto
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Mary J Bell, MD, FRCPC Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
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Responsible Party: Dr. Mary J. Bell, Division of Rheumatology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00821730    
Other Study ID Numbers: DOCH2 446-2008
First Posted: January 13, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 7, 2011
Last Verified: January 2011
Keywords provided by Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre:
Mixed methods research (qualitative and quantitative)
Peer support
Early inflammatory arthritis
Self-management
Patient education
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Arthritis
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases