Knowledge Evaluation and Assessment of the Effectiveness of an Education Intervention on Acne
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01629797|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 28, 2012
Results First Posted : June 20, 2013
Last Update Posted : June 20, 2013
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 or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Acne Vulgaris||Behavioral: Educational script on Acne||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||100 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Knowledge Evaluation and Assessment of the Effectiveness of an Education Intervention on Acne|
|Study Start Date :||May 2012|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||November 2012|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||November 2012|
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
- Number of Correct Responses to Questionnaire Items Immediately Before and After and Educational Lecture [ Time Frame: immediately before and after an educational lecture ]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.
- 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 ]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.
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01629797
|United States, Illinois|
|Northwestern University Department of Dermatology|
|Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611|
|Principal Investigator:||Roopal Kundu, MD||Northwestern University|