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Web-based Education on Oral Cancer for Primary Care Physicians in Ohio

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01424358
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 29, 2011
Last Update Posted : March 24, 2015
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Creighton University

Brief Summary:

Objective:

The experimental design is a one-site, randomized experimental web-based educational feasibility intervention trial, with approximately 50% primary care physicians (PCPs) in the intervention group and approximately 50% PCPs on the control group, giving a total of 159 participants. All 159 participants have willingly provided their e-mail addresses, as part of a survey they previously completed entitled, "Survey of Health Professionals on Oral Cancer in Ohio- Intervention to Prevent Delayed Diagnosis of Oral Cancer."


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Oral Cancer Other: Web-based Educational Intervention Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

The main specific aim is to determine the short-term effectiveness of a web-based educational intervention for primary care physicians (PCPs) in Ohio to improve the following:Index of knowledge of risk factors for oral cancer, and Index of knowledge of diagnostic procedures for oral cancer

The following hypothesis will be explored: The use of a web-based educational module for PCPs in Ohio regarding oral cancer will increase the proportion of the PCPs in the high score category for the following indices: Index of knowledge of risk factors of oral cancer, and Index of knowledge of diagnostic procedures for oral cancer


Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 10 participants
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Official Title: Web-based Education on Oral Cancer for Primary Care Physicians in Ohio
Study Start Date : July 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2013

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MedlinePlus related topics: Oral Cancer

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Web-based Educational Other: Web-based Educational Intervention
The intervention group will be invited to participate in the web-based educational program. PCPs in the intervention group will be asked to view the educational module which will be followed by an assessment. This group will be tested on the following knowledge outcomes: Index of knowledge of risk factor for oral cancer and Index of knowledge of diagnostic procedures for oral cancer.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Index of knowledge of diagnostic procedure for oral cancer [ Time Frame: An average of 8 months from the time of the initial email sent on 7/21/11. ]
    The list of participants will be sent an initial email inviting them to view the module and complete a pre test (control group) or a post test (intervention group). Reminder emails will be sent every 2 months for up to 6 months following the initial email. It is expected that at least a 15% higher proportion of Intervention group PCPs will attain the high score category for each of this index, as compared to the Control group PCPs.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. To determine if a change in Stage of Diagnosis of Oral Cancer occurred for the particular year of Web-based Educational Intervention. [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
    Three years post-web-based education intervention data will be requested from Ohio Cancer Incidence Surveillance System (OCISS). OCISS's cleaning and processing of the data takes approximately three years. Comparison using Chi-square will be carried out pre- and post- intervention years.

  2. Index of knowledge of risk factors for oral cancer. [ Time Frame: An average of 8 months from the time of the initial email sent on 7/21/11. ]
    The list of participants will be sent an initial email inviting them to view the module and complete a pre test (control group) or a post test (intervention group). Reminder emails will be sent every 2 months for up to 6 months following the initial email. It is expected that at least a 15% higher proportion of Intervention group PCP's will attain the high score category for this index, as compared to the Control group PCP's.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • The PCP's who participated in Specific Aim #2 (Survey of Healthcare Professionals on Oral Cancer in Ohio ) of the NIH K23 grant proposal, "Intervention to Prevent Delayed Diagnosis of Oral Cancer", will be eligible to participate in this Web-Based Education on Oral Cancer.
  • Possessing the ability to give voluntary consent to participate. Participating in the web-based educational intervention is am implication of consent.
  • All participants are expected to be relatively healthy.

Exclusion Criteria:

• Unable to have access to the internet to be able to participate in the web-based education.


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Locations
United States, Nebraska
Creighton University School of Dentistry
Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 68178
Sponsors and Collaborators
Creighton University
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Alvin G Wee, DDS, MS, MPH Creighton University

Publications:
Responsible Party: Creighton University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01424358     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 11-16008
7K23DE016890-07 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: August 29, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 24, 2015
Last Verified: December 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Mouth Neoplasms
Lip Neoplasms
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Mouth Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases
Lip Diseases