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Study on the Impact of Education Website on the Quality of Outpatient Bowel Preparation for Colonoscopy

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02466724
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 9, 2015
Last Update Posted : October 26, 2017
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Robert Enns, University of British Columbia

Brief Summary:
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a common and life threatening condition that will affect one in thirteen individuals. Colonoscopy is the most commonly used procedure to identify colorectal malignancies or precancerous lesions at an earlier stage, which affords an opportunity for cure. However, low level of bowel cleanliness hinders polyp detection and therefore can limit colonoscopy effectiveness. Historically, the majority of the studies have focused on pharmacological factors to optimize bowel preparation quality. Recently, non-pharmacological factors have been found to have significant increases in bowel preparation quality. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of web-based instructions vs. the historical phone/letter instructions given to patients planning to have a colonoscopy.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Colon Cancer Device: Aiddly (Web Site) Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
This study is a prospective randomized trial. Four hundred and fifty consecutive eligible patients will be randomized to ideally have two hundred and twenty five patients in each arm. Those who will have traditional paper based instructions and those who will be using an online system. Both groups will receive their instructions by the research assistant prior to leaving the office after being consented. The paper based instructions will be given as a handout and those in the online group will receive their bowel preparation instructions via an email sent by a scheduling assistant

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 900 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Care Provider)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Randomized Prospective Study on the Impact of the Patient Education Website on the Quality of Outpatient Bowel Preparation for Colonoscopy
Actual Study Start Date : March 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2017

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MedlinePlus related topics: Colonoscopy

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Web Group
Patients given web site (aiddly) instructions for colonoscopy
Device: Aiddly (Web Site)
A website designed to better educate patients on how to prepare for their colonoscopies

No Intervention: Paper Group
Patients given paper instructions for colonoscopy



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Patients with Excelent Colonoscopy preparation [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
    To determine the effectiveness of web-based instructions for patients preparing for colonoscopy by comparing the percentage of patients that achieve an excellent Boston Bowel Preparation score when following the web-based instructions compared to the control arm of patients receiving paper written instructions.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Benefit and satisfaction to patients of this method of patient education. [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
    To determine through follow-up survey the benefit and satisfaction to patients of this method of patient education.

  2. Bowel preparation tolerability with this method of patient education. [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
    To determine through follow-up survey differences in bowel preparation tolerability with this method of patient education.

  3. Use of web-based educational platform [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
    To determine the number of patients who cannot use or participate in the web-based educational platform and through survey results determine limiting factors of access and use.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 19 or greater
  • Patients scheduled for a colonoscopy using a doctors "normal prep" as outpatients
  • Willing to participate by filling out the survey
  • Must be able to read and understand English
  • Must have ability to use email, have a functioning email account, and are willing to be contacted by email.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unable to speak English
  • Unwilling to participate in reading online materials

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02466724


Locations
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Canada, British Columbia
St. Paul's Hospital
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6Z 2K5
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of British Columbia
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Robert Enns, MD University of British Columbia

Publications:

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Responsible Party: Robert Enns, Principal Investigator, University of British Columbia
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02466724     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H14-02390
First Posted: June 9, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 26, 2017
Last Verified: October 2017
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Colonic Neoplasms
Colorectal Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Colonic Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Intestinal Diseases