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Effects of Patient-centered Telephone Education in Day Surgery

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Know the risks and potential benefits of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT03549403
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : June 8, 2018
Last Update Posted : June 8, 2018
Oulu University Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Mira Rajala, University of Oulu

Brief Summary:

This study describe and evaluate the effectiveness of patient-centered telephone education in day surgery. The aim is to evaluate the effects of patient-centered telephone education on the experienced health of adult patients and the costs of healthcare in day surgery. Telephone education intervention is planned in co-operation with the day surgery unit´s healthcare staff.

Half of participants will receive current education in day surgery, while the other half will receive developed patient-centered telephone education before and after day surgery.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Health, Subjective Cost Effectiveness Behavioral: Patient-centered telephone education Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 120 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effects of Patient-centered Pre- and Postoperative Telephone Education on the Experienced Health and Health-care Costs in Day Surgery by Adult Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
Estimated Study Start Date : February 1, 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 1, 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : September 2020

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Patient-centered telephone education
Patients receive the preoperative call home one week before the day surgery and postoperatively 3-8 days after the day surgery. On the day of surgery patients receive current education.
Behavioral: Patient-centered telephone education
The intervention will be carried out in accordance with the guidelines and the contents of the patient-centered telephone education intervention in the same way with every patient. The education call duration is approximately 15 to 30 minutes.

No Intervention: Current education practice
Patient´s education is implemented in accordance with current practice, where day surgery adult patients receive preoperative education over the phone one week prior to day surgery and postoperative education during on the day of surgery.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Experienced health [ Time Frame: Up to two weeks after surgery ]
    The questionnaire assess the impact of patient-centered telephone education to the day surgery patients´ experienced health, such as mobility, sleep, normal functions of survival, intellectual activities, ailments and symptoms, anxiety and energetic aspects.

  2. Health-care costs [ Time Frame: Up to three months after surgery ]
    Patient-centered telephone education´s measures to the number of patient´s postoperative treatment

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 64 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • arrive at the surgery from home
  • leave latest at the next morning of the surgery
  • leave home after surgery
  • is 18-64 years old
  • be able to respond to the questionnaire independently.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • over 65 years old patients
  • patients who need institutional care after surgery
  • patients who arrive to surgery from a institutional care unit

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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 identifier (NCT number): NCT03549403

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Contact: Mira M Rajala, McS +358414545371

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University of Oulu
Oulu, Finland
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Oulu
Oulu University Hospital
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Study Director: Maria Kääriäinen, PhD University of Oulu
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Responsible Party: Mira Rajala, McS, PhD-student, University Teacher, University of Oulu Identifier: NCT03549403    
Other Study ID Numbers: 152/2017
First Posted: June 8, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 8, 2018
Last Verified: May 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Mira Rajala, University of Oulu:
Telephone education
Day surgery
Adult patient