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Supporting Patients in Lifestyle Health Behavior Change by Medical Students at Primary Care Clinics in Zefat Israel

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02468973
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 11, 2015
Last Update Posted : January 25, 2018
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr Lilach Maletsky, Clalit Health Services

Brief Summary:

Medical students from zefad medical school volunteer to assist patients with chronic diseases to make lifestyle changes.

Each student will work closely with a family doctor who finds patients who need and want it accompanied by a change he introduced them and guide him on health status, medication and change the desired objectives.

In the program students will receive guidance on healthy lifestyle and support a patient to perform health changes in theoretical and practical. Training sessions will be held periodically, close supervision and guidance, counseling and cross-fertilization and updates from the scientific literature.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Life Style Behavioral: Life style counseling Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

The challenge of the third millennium doorway medicine is dealing with an epidemic of chronic diseases caused by unhealthy lifestyle. Medical students spent many hours in acquiring knowledge in the medical professions but little time invested in studying fields related to medicine lifestyles.

On the other side, the family doctors in charge of health promotion in the community find themselves inundated with patients that often can make lifestyle on the one hand but a huge shortage of time for providing advice and support in favor of this issue on the other.

The Faculty of Medicine in Safed project exists "As you hear" where each student is asked to choose a project support and assistance to the community. Medical students who elected to be incorporated into this project with the assistance of patients with chronic diseases to lifestyle changes.

Each student will work closely with a family doctor who finds for patients who need and want it accompanied by a change he introduced them and guide him on health status, medication and change the desired objectives.

In the program students will receive guidance on healthy lifestyle and support a patient to perform health changes in theoretical and practical. Training sessions will be held periodically, close supervision and guidance, counseling and cross-fertilization and updates from the scientific literature.

The student will meet with patients and support them to make a lifestyle change in favor of health

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 29 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Accompanying and Supporting Patients in Lifestyle Health Behavior Change by Medical Students at Primary Care Clinics in Zefat Israel
Study Start Date : October 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2017

Arm Intervention/treatment
Life style counseling
Students will meet chronic patients and will counsel for life style
Behavioral: Life style counseling
Life style counseling for chronic patients by medical students




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. patients report of lifestyle change [ Time Frame: 2 years ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • aged 20-80
  • male or female
  • Chronically ill patients who suffers from hypertension, diabetes, obesity, stable heart disease, high blood lipids, etc
  • spotted by a family doctor needed a change in lifestyle to improve his health
  • expressed his desire to participate process consulting and support.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients aged less than 20 or more than 80 years
  • patients with complex medical problems and unstable heart disease
  • patients who are not interested in supporting.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02468973


Locations
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Israel
Clalit Health Center
Zefat, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Clalit Health Services
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: lilach malatskey, MD Clalit Health Services
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Responsible Party: Dr Lilach Maletsky, MD, Clalit Health Services
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02468973    
Other Study ID Numbers: COM-0046-14
First Posted: June 11, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 25, 2018
Last Verified: January 2018
Keywords provided by Dr Lilach Maletsky, Clalit Health Services:
health behavior
consultation
undergraduate