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Closing the Gap in Care in Seronegative Inflammatory Arthritis (Metrix II)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 17, 2012
Last Update Posted : April 7, 2017
Academic Medical Organization of Southwestern Ontario
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Pope Research Corporation

Brief Summary:
Rheumatologists treating patients with seronegative arthritis will be randomized to treat their patients to a target or to treat their patients under their usual standard of care. All physicians will perform an initial chart audit. Following the initial chart audit, all physicians in the treat-to-target group will receive accredited educational training. Six months after the initial chart audit, all physicians will perform a repeat audit to see if patients are assessed more systematically and treated to a target of low disease state.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
SpA PsA Behavioral: Education and Feedback Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 40 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Closing the Gap in Care in Seronegative Inflammatory Arthritis: From Identification to Implementation of Treating to Target: A Randomized Trial of Feedback, Education, and Behavioural Change
Study Start Date : November 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2016

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MedlinePlus related topics: Arthritis

Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: No education or feedback
Rheumatologists randomized to this treatment arm receive no additional education or feedback about their systematic assessments of patients
Experimental: Education and Feedback
Rheumatologists randomized to receive education and feedback participate in six web conferences designed to improve their systematic assessments of their patients, and are given feedback about their performances
Behavioral: Education and Feedback
Rheumatologists are rated on how systematically they assess their patients, and receive six sessions of university accredited education about systematic assessments of patients with seronegative arthritis.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Improvement of Systematic Assessments [ Time Frame: November 2012 - November 2013 ]
    Physicians in the Education and Feedback arm are assessed via a needs assessment to identify the care gaps for their patients with inflammatory arthritis. After the education and feedback, they complete a second chart audit and their improvements in assessments is recorded.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Canadian Rheumatologist

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01749618

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Canada, Ontario
Dr. Vandana Ahluwalia
Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Dr. Sanjay Dixit
Burlington, Ontario, Canada, L7L 0B7
Dr Pauline Boulos
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8N 1Y2
Dr. Nikhil Chopra
London, Ontario, Canada, N6B 2E8
Dr Angela Montgomery
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, L5B 2P7
Credit Valley Rheumatology
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, L5M 2V8
The Medical Centre
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, K9J 7B3
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4N 3M5
Dr. Arthur Karasik
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M9C 5N2
Sponsors and Collaborators
Pope Research Corporation
Academic Medical Organization of Southwestern Ontario
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Principal Investigator: Janet E Pope, MD, MPH, FRCPC Pope Research Corp., St. Joseph's Health Care, Western University
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Responsible Party: Pope Research Corporation Identifier: NCT01749618    
Other Study ID Numbers: Metrix II
First Posted: December 17, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 7, 2017
Last Verified: April 2017
Keywords provided by Pope Research Corporation:
Seronegative Inflammatory Arthritis
Behavioural Change
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases